Congressional leaders are planning another vote for the farm bill. Now is the time to reach out to your legislator and tell them to support the farm bill (H.R. 2).
Unfortunately, many in congress are using our farm bill as a political punching bag. Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to have the bill potentially broken apart or delayed any longer. Especially at a time when farming income is nearly half of what it was only a few years ago.
Those who voted “Yes” need to hear from you and know they did the right thing. America needs a strong farm bill and their continued support is critical.
The “No” voters need to hear from Farm Bureau members in their district as quickly as possible. They need to know that farmers and ranchers are watching and depending on them to support this important bill.
“H.R. 2—the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—takes us one step closer to bringing certainty to families who face the toughest farm economy in more than a decade.” AFBF President Zippy Duvall
The Farm Bill faces challenges including potentially being broken apart and delays that would prevent it from passing before the existing Farm Bill expires this fall. Farm Bureau is working with members of both the House and Senate to complete work on a bipartisan, bicameral bill that can be signed into law to sustain our nation’s food security.
The Zipline: Agriculture and America Need the 2018 Farm Bill Now
INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR MESSAGE: Complete the information in the boxes below and click "TAKE ACTION NOW." This is required information to submit your message on the Farm Bill.
If your representative supported the farm bill with a ‘Yes’ vote, they will receive a thank you message and a request to continue their support.
If they voted ‘No’ the message will say you’re disappointed with their vote and urge them to support the farm bill when it comes back up for a vote.
Please consider adding a PERSONAL MESSAGE such as mentioning your county Farm Bureau or hometown and click “SEND MESSAGE” to send your comments to your Representative.