With less than 20 days left on the legislative calendar, farmers and ranchers are anxious for lawmakers to finalize the farm bill before the start of the new year—and a new Congress. If the bill doesn’t get done, Congress, including a House with new leadership, will have to start from scratch.
“The leadership of both the House and Senate Agriculture committees have worked overtime this year to deliver a new farm bill, and now it’s time to get it across the finish line before the clock runs out. Farmers and ranchers cannot afford that kind of delay, especially with so many struggling to hang on and unable to make plans for the next season with a massive cloud of uncertainty hovering overhead,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in his recent Zipline column.
Farm Bureau’s Advocacy team has issued an action alert on the farm bill. Click here to send a message letting your lawmakers know how important it is that the farm bill be ready for the president’s signature in the next few weeks.