The Senate version of the 2012 Farm Bill was just released — and it’s not looking good for beginning farmers. The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program funding was cut in half.
More updates to come.
If you haven’t taken action to save funding for beginning farmers in the Farm Bill, don’t delay!
Here is the draft Farm Bill from the Senate … and what we were asking for in the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act below…
What we got:
What we wanted: