The Farm Bill fight continues! While we wait for more action on the Senate floor, we’ve got a task for you:
Tell the House Committee on Agriculture and your members of Congress what you want to see in the next Farm Bill.
Believe us, they need to know. In all of the House Committee on Agriculture’s Farm Bill hearings, only one beginning farmer was invited to testify on the challenges and needs of the next generation. That’s bad news for the programs that are making a big difference to new farmers.
Between now and May 19th, we have an opportunity to speak up and let committee members know what farmers and citizens need in the next Farm Bill by submitting testimony online. This is a critical moment, as the House committee will begin drafting their version of the Farm Bill next month.
We know you’re super busy right now, so we’ve made it easy with a form at youngfarmers.org that will share your testimony with the House Committee on Agriculture and carbon copy your Representative. There is even sample testimony to work from.
Don’t wait! In these early months, there are bound to be hungry chickens, needy seedlings and broken tractors that will keep you from your computer, so please take a minute for this very important action right now.