ST. PAUL — After two Rural Voices Discussions in late July, Minnesota Farmers Union has released a report detailing the topics of concern for the 2018 Farm Bill, as heard from farmers and rural residents.
The four-page report explains how the discussions were conducted, who attended and which issues the attendees believed were most important to be addressed in the Farm Bill.
“The Farm Bill should be written to meet the needs of farmers and rural residents,” said MFU President Gary Wertish. “We need a strong safety net to support agriculture and help people afford food.”
Topics addressed include crop insurance, health care, rural infrastructure funding, credit access for beginning farmers, SNAP and rural broadband.
The report concludes with a call to action for Congress to address the issues presented. MFU will have copies of the report available at Farmfest this week at lot 509.
Click here to download the report: Rural Voices Final Report
— Minnesota Farmers Union
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