MCE Shares Farm Bill Priorities with Sen. Hawley

February 15, 2019 The 2018 Farm Bill became law in December, and now the hard work of implementing and appropriating its programs remains. In January 2019, MCE’s Food and Farm Director Melissa Vatterott, Water Policy Director Maisah Khan, and Local Food Coordinator Rae Miller attended the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) Winter Meeting in Washington,…

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MCE Shares Farm Bill Priorities with Sen. Hawley

2018 Farm Bill Action Page

Farm Bill Update (12/17/18):   The Farm Bill is reauthorized every five years and 2018 is one of those years. It is not just important for farmers, it’s important for every single one of us who rely on a safe, abundant, and sustainable food system. It is past time for a new farm bill. Farmers…

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Farm Bill 2018

Call Senator McCaskill & Senator Blunt – Vote YES on the 2018 Farm Bill! 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…

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Title I: Commodities

The programs under Title I provide payments to farmers who produce “covered commodities” or simply, commodity crops or cash crops.“  The term ‘covered commodity’ means wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, upland cotton, long grain rice, medium grain rice, pulse crops, soybeans, and other oilseeds.”[1] Base acres as used in this section are commodity-crop-specific acres enrolled…

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