Coalition Calls for Farm Bill Action
A letter signed by 77 agriculture, conservation, energy, forestry, livestock, hunger and rural organizations thanks House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson for their leadership on the 2012 Farm Bill to this point. The coalition letter also urges the full Agriculture Committee to work in a cooperative, bipartisan fashion to move the bill to the House floor. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says the letter demonstrates the strong support for completing a bipartisan farm bill before the September 30th deadline. Johnson notes every voter in the country depends on the farm bill. The letter states that the farm bill not only helps farmers plan ahead and mitigate risk to survive tough times - but also provides critical investment in rural communities, conserves precious natural resources like soil and water, provides food for those less fortunate and creates new sources of energy made here at home.
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