The Farm Bill is reauthorized every five years. 2018 is a Farm Bill year and the version in the Senate is our best chance at a Farm Bill that supports our values. Missouri’s Senators need to support an amendment by Senator Chuck Grassley to restore accountability and fairness to Title I, which was unable to come to a vote in committee due to a procedural requirement. The amendment will place a hard cap on the total amount of commodity program payments and benefits any one farm can receive annually, and will strengthen “actively engaged” rules to ensure that large operations cannot endlessly multiply payments by adding non-farm investors. Sen. McCaskill & Sen. Blunt also need to defend the good parts of the bipartisan Farm Bill that benefit local and regional food systems, rural business development, conservation, food access & security, beginning & socially disadvantaged farmers, crop insurance, and research. Use our online tool below to find talking points and contact information before for our Senators. You can leave MCE notes on how the call went, which is helpful for our staff when following-up with Senator McCaskill & Senator Blunt.
Local, healthy food and land stewardship are essential. Sign our Farm Bill Petition to tell our legislators that we want a 2018 Farm Bill that supports family farmers and conservation! Learn about exciting and positive Farm Bill “marker bills” legislators are advancing in Congress that promote good food and agricultural policy – and how you can take action to support them – below the petition.
Dear Federally-elected Officials,
We, Missourians, know local healthy food and land stewardship are essential.… Read the rest