The Farm Bill is a critical piece of legislation that determines our nation’s agricultural, food access and food safety policies for the next ten years.
Usually, it is debated and voted upon in an open process by all of Congress. But, the “Super Committee,” tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from our government spending, is currently rewriting the bill in secret. Within two weeks, this Committee will make recommendations for funding cuts of up to $48 billion. This drastic measure could cut important programs, from agricultural conservation initiatives to farmers market programs to food stamp benefits.
Take action today and tell Congress that the Farm Bill should not be written in secret. Demand that your voice be heard.
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