Tell Farm Bill Conferees to Support Strong Legislation

With the September 30 deadline looming, Congress is hurrying to finish the farm bill. The farm bill conference committee is slated to convene on September 5. During that meeting and subsequent meetings, 56 conferees from both parties and chambers of Congress will work to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the legislation.
Congressional agricultural leadership, known as the “big four,” have been meeting in anticipation of the conference process. The group is comprised of Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, as well as House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and ranking member Collin Peterson.
Before the conference committee drafts a new bill and votes on it, they need to hear from their constituents that the farm bill is important to them. Please consider taking action by contacting conferees today to tell them to support a stronger farm bill. You can find a draft script and a list of conferees here.
Reposted with permission from NFU E-News, Issue 385. Published August 31, 2018. Photo Credit: NFU
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