By diverting the intended Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act funding from BIPOC farmers, we as a country are minimalizing the struggle of this group.
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 […]