Farm Bill Facts

Farm Bill Facts

U.S. lawmakers have embarked on the negotiations process for the 2012 Farm Bill. This debate is taking place at an unprecedented time in history, when debt and deficits ranging from the national to local level are guiding the decision-making process.

The following farm bill facts provide some of the basics for framing policies and programs to truly serve all Americans.

We've Lost 23,163,500 Acres of Farm and RanchlandEvery State Has Been Losing Farm and RanchlandFruit and Vegetables in Path of DevelopmentTwo States Losing the Most Produce Our Fruit and VegetablesU.S. Farmers Are Aging

Agenda 2012 Priorities

Voices for Change

Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill appear both likely and may be significant, if not radical. Our country’s economic situation will be the most significant driver and agent of change in the 2012 Farm Bill. — Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust

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    Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill appear both likely and may be significant, if not radical. Our country’s economic situation will be the most significant driver and agent of change in the 2012 Farm Bill. — Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Trust