A Better Farm Bill

July 28, 2012

Most Americans want U.S. food and farm policies to support healthy eating, family farms and clean water. Advocates working to ensure the 2012 Farm Bill reflected those values faced a daunting task given the intense pressure to slash the federal budget. Thanks to an aggressive lobbying and media outreach strategy in farm states, advocates convinced the Senate to adopt several amendments that support beginning farmers, soil and water conservation, organic farms and farm-to-school programs.