Agriculture Leaders Announced as Rally EmceesPosted on Aug 29, 2012
“We appreciate all of the work done to date by Congress and look forward to working with the House to get a farm bill passed and into conference as soon as possible,” said Stallman. “In light of the drought, it is imperative for America’s farmers that a farm bill is passed this year.”
The “Farm Bill Now” rally is being held in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire on Sept. 30.
“I’m very pleased to stand beside President Stallman as we represent all rural Americans at this critical time,” said Johnson. “With only eight days remaining on the legislative calendar before the current farm bill’s expiration, the rally aims to send a strong, unified message to Congress that they must act, and they must act now on the 2012 Farm Bill to ensure the well-being and livelihood of all Americans who benefit from this important piece of legislation.”
Leaders from major farm and commodity groups, rural development, livestock, conservation, hunger, consumer and energy organizations will be on hand to address the crowd.
AFBF, NFU and the sponsoring organizations are calling on their members in the agricultural community, media and all supporters of the agriculture sector to join in this event on Capitol Hill.
Source: Press release courtesy of American Farm Bureau