Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Farm Bill

I link, you decide.

Every five years, the United States Congress writes a new U.S. Farm Bill. This important piece of legislation appropriates huge sums of money in a variety of ways.

Instead of telling you what I think, I would like as many of you as possible to dive into the website above, and educate yourself about the U.S. Farm Bill as it stands today. I believe that we can only change that which we are educated about. This bill goes a long way towards determining the scope and shape of agriculture in the United States. If there are things you object to, or things you support, I would like you to educate yourself and then contact your local and state representatives to Congress and let them know.

Too often, we complain about what the government does after the fact. In this case, I encourage you to become informed and be heard, before the legislation is finalized.