Act Today: Farm Bill Up for Committee Work Tomorrow
COPC urges you to read the message and action alert below from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy regarding the Farm Bill:
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee has finally issued its draft of the 2012 Farm Bill. Despite some good provisions supporting the growing and consumption of healthy food, the Senate’s draft doesn’t level the playing field for small and midsize family farmers who produce fruits and vegetables and makes significant cuts to food stamp (SNAP) benefits for low-income people. The bill does not go nearly far enough in supporting farmers who grow healthy food for local and regional food systems.
It’s urgent that you contact committee members TODAY about the key healthy food provisions that are still missing, because the Senate Agriculture Committee will begin work on the bill tomorrow.