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As Farm Bill Heads to Conference, A Look Back

When the Senate overwhelmingly passed its Farm Bill – just days after the House did the same – applause from the agricultural community was swift and loud.  The bill, once reconciled in conference, will provide some economic certainty and help mitigate farm risk.

It’s Still ‘Kinda Flakey’ to Destroy Farm Policy with Anti-Farmer Amendments

When Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill in 2007 that would have gutted U.S. farm policy and put American jobs at risk, the outcry from the agricultural community was swift and fierce. A campaign backed by farmers quickly labeled their plan “Kinda Flakey” and highlighted the disastrous effects it would have on commodities and rural communities from coast to coast.

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