FARM BUREAU MEMBERS RALLY FOR A 'FARM BILL NOW'
With the expiration of the current farm bill quickly approaching, and in the midst of the worst drought in a generation, Farm Bureau members, along with farmers and ranchers from across the nation, rallied at the nation’s capital Wednesday. American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman emceed the “Farm Bill Now!” rally on Capitol Hill.
The event drew hundreds of participants from across the country, including farmers, congressional members and leaders from agriculture, conservation, energy, consumer and nutrition organizations. The group urged Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire at the end of September.
“Perhaps never in the history of farm legislation have so many diverse farmer and rancher voices joined together for such a common call for action on a farm bill,” said Stallman during the event. “We gather here under a banner adorned with three words. FARM. BILL. NOW. And we are here to raise our voices toward Capitol Hill…for a shared purpose.”
The rally garnered press coverage from national news outlets including CNN, Reuters, the New York Times and Washington Times.
Read the AFBF news release (includes links to video and photos) for more information.