It’s no stretch to say that there’s an attack on agriculture in Washington state right now, by lawmakers who don’t understand how farming work.
Twelve days ago, Congress released a statement saying the Farm Bill had been agreed upon “in principle.” Since then, it has been undergoing legislative language tweaks and awaiting Congressional Budget Office scores (read this to learn what CBO scores mean). Late Monday evening, both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees finally released the bipartisan conference […]
A Kansas farmer told members of Congress last week with the hit farmers are taking right now in income, costly regulation would only intensify the storm. “Right now every penny counts in agriculture,” said Glenn Brunkow. “Farm income is at the lowest level in more than a decade. In many cases, the prices that farmers […]
A third-generation rancher and industry leader in environmental stewardship has asked Congress to empower ranchers and local land managers by reducing the regulatory burdens they face. Today Niels Hansen, Secretary/Treasurer of the Public Lands Council and a member of NCBA, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to explain how onerous […]
Regardless of whether you live in rural or suburban areas, or you’re producing the food versus only consuming it, the Farm Bill supports everyone.