WASHINGTON AG NETWORK – GLENN VAAGEN – Members of Congress are back in their home districts this week, which presents farmers and ranchers with a great opportunity to talk face-to-face with them about the need to pass a Farm Bill. Randy Dwyer, director of grassroots development with the American Farm Bureau Federation, says it’s important to talk with their legislators about the farm bill before it is reconsidered in the House on June 22.
“The Farm Bill is something that is debated and passed once every five years, it covers conservation, it covers crop insurance, it covers so many things important to farmers and ranchers across the country. This bill is essential for risk mitigation for farmers and ranchers, and it provides food, fuel an fibers security for America.”
Dwyer said the farm bill is important to all Americans, not just those in agriculture. He said it’s not only important for farmers to engage with lawmakers in their home districts, but also it’s important to drop their office a line.
“It’s very important that Farm Bureau Members are proactive, that they reach out to their legislators whether they voted in support or against the Farm Bill and let them know that we’re happy with their vote if they voted yes, and they were disappointed with their vote if the voted no.”
To write your senators and representatives visit the Farm Bureau’s Website.
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