|NFU Leads Coalition Calling for Action on 2012 Farm Bill|
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WASHINGTON (July 9, 2012) – National Farmers Union (NFU) led a coalition of agriculture, conservation, energy, forestry, livestock, hunger and rural organizations thanking U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., for their leadership on the 2012 Farm Bill so far. The coalition also urged the full Committee on Agriculture to work together in a cooperative, bipartisan fashion..
“This letter demonstrates the strong support for completing a bi-partisan farm bill before the September 30 deadline,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Every voter in this country depends on the farm bill, so we cannot lose sight of the bigger picture.”
The coalition letter was signed by 77 organizations.
“The farm bill is tremendously important for every single American, not just farmers and ranchers,” the letter states. “In addition to helping farmers plan ahead and mitigate risk to survive the tough times, the bill 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. We urge the committee to work in a cooperative, bipartisan fashion to move the bill to the floor.”
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.
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