NASF joins coalition letter to urge passage of new five-year Farm Bill

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NASF and a wide-sweeping coalition of 235 organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership this week urging the passage of a new five-year farm bill to be signed into law by the end of the legislative session. The coalition is comprised of organizations representing the farming, livestock, specialty crop, feed, rural development, nutrition, health, conservation, woodland owners, municipalities, trade, agricultural research, crop insurance and renewable energy communities.

In the letter addressed to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, the coalition noted the paramount importance of the legislation. The letter also urged Congress to pass a new five-year bill; offering that a temporary extension would be a “short-sighted, inadequate solution that would leave our constituencies crippled by uncertainty.”

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