The farm bill impacts everyone.
Agricultural producers, the rural economy, and communities of every size rely upon a forward looking, and fully funded Farm Bill. NASDA calls for enhanced investment in American agriculture that provides producers the tools they need to succeed. The Farm Bill is also vital to providing consumers access to the safest, highest quality and affordable food supply, which is essential for our nation’s economy and security.
NASDA's priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill include:
Resource Added: 08/11/2017
The 2018 Farm Bill needs to establish a three-tiered program to deliver the sufficient development and timely deployment of all measures necessary to prevent, identify and mitigate the potentially catastrophic impacts an animal disease outbreak would have on our country’s food security, export markets, and overall economic stability.
Resource Added: 08/07/2017
The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) provides important tools to enhance specialty crop production, while also advancing foods with critical health benefits to the American people. Funding for the SCBGP should be increased and Congress should ensure a flexible, locally responsive, and state-led program.