At a meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Washington D.C. last week, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., along with top state agriculture officials from around the country, called on Congress to quickly enact a long-term Farm Bill. A five-year Farm Bill will give America's farmers and ranchers more certainty for the future of their operations.
"This morning I met with farmers in Jeff Davis Parish and one of their main concerns is the lack of a long-term Farm Bill. While the Farm Bill has been extended for several months, there's too much uncertainty when it comes to disaster provisions and other challenges such as proposed state tax reform issues that may impact our Louisiana farmers," said Strain. "I urge you to reach out to your congressional leaders to take action on this sooner rather than later," he added. For more information, click here.
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