NASF joins more than 530 groups in letter to urge Congress to try again with Farm Bill

NASF joined more than 530 farm, conservation, energy and rural organizations this week to urge House Speaker John Boehner to bring the five-year farm bill back to the House floor when Congress returns after its Fourth of July break.

"It is vital for the House to try once again to bring together a broad coalition of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to provide certainty for farmers, rural America, the environment and our economy in general and pass a five-year farm bill upon returning in July," the letter stated.

The $939 billion legislation would have reauthorized conservation initiatives and forestry programs, as well as farm subsidies, crop insurance and rural energy assistance programs.