Commentary: Taking a New Approach with the Farm Bill

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

'Farm Bill.' It's probably the most synonymous term associated with American agriculture. It plays a huge and significant role in farming operations across the nation, and shapes everything from the ebbs and flows of how farmers go about their daily business to their conservation efforts and even disaster relief. Understandably, formulating a new farm bill every five years is no easy task.

The farm bill that Congress is working on now will certainly look different than any previous legislation. Times have changed. The U.S. economy, consumers' attitudes on food production and even farmers' opinions on how best to run their businesses are all different from the last go-round. So, as we head into creating the new legislation, it's important that Farm Bureau lead the discussion - and we need to hit the ground running.

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