The Farm Bill is an important piece of legislation. It needs the input of anyone that eats… food – including you. Rising costs of food, cuts in SNAP/EBT/Food stamps, food quality shifts due to farmer subsidy cuts all affect you. Get informed. Once informed, act. Email, write, call your senator and congressman. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is an informed legislator who will listen. Contact her!
Here is a snippet from Farmland.Org
“Rising global food demand, spiking food and fuel prices and the ever-present threat of development are pressuring America’s farmers and ranchers. That’s why American Farmland Trust has already started work on the 2012 farm bill. Now we are taking these gains to the next level to protect more farm and ranch land, expand local food production, and help farmers and ranchers combat climate change and protect our drinking water.”