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

“Since 1985, compliance has been a successful part of farm policy. As crop and revenue insurance becomes the core of agriculture’s financial safety net, we need to retain the same commitment to conservation that has been a part of past farm programs.” — Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust

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    “Since 1985, compliance has been a successful part of farm policy. As crop and revenue insurance becomes the core of agriculture’s financial safety net, we need to retain the same commitment to conservation that has been a part of past farm programs.” — Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Trust