NFU Pleased with Many Provisions in Draft of 2012 Farm Bill, But More Work to Do

Posted on | April 24, 2012 | No Comments

By Brittany Jablonsky, NFU government relations representative

Last Friday the Senate Committee on Agriculture released a draft of the 2012 Farm Bill. The Committee plans to begin its markup of the bill tomorrow morning at 9:00, and markup is expected to continue through Thursday.

NFU is pleased with many of the provisions in the bill, and issued a letter to the Committee outlining some of the amendments and changes to the legislation we support.

Below are links to a detailed section-by-section summary of the bill, as well as a summary of the bill’s highlights.

Senate Committee Mark Highlights

Senate Committee Section-by-section

 

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National Farmers Union was founded in 1902 in Point, Texas, to help the family farmer address profitability issues and monopolistic practices. NFU works 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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