National Hog Farmer is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Rural Development Groups Urge Farm Bill

Forty-four rural development groups sent a letter to the House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders urging Congress to pass a new farm bill instead of an extension. 

Forty-four rural development groups sent a letter to the House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders urging Congress to pass a new farm bill instead of an extension.  The groups stated, “An extension of the Farm Bill will end mandatory funding for rural development, renewable energy and beginning farmer/rancher programs.  It will also eliminate the many positive policy changes found in the current Senate and House bills that will lead to greater return on federal investments and better projects at the local level.”  The groups asked the leadership to support the $115 million mandatory funding level in the Senate bill for the Rural Development Title and to reject the $1.5 billion cut in authorization levels found in the House bill.  Those signing the letter included the American Forests, National Association of Counties, National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Council, National Association of Towns and Townships, National League of Cities and the National Rural Development Council.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish