A coalition of more than 125 organizations, including American Farmland Trust and representing agricultural, conservation, forestry, energy, hunger, and rural stakeholders, sent a letter to Senate leadership on May 7 urging them to quickly bring to the Senate floor the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, which recently passed out of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
This is one piece of legislation upon which all Americans depend, urban as well as rural. With limited time remaining before expiration of current program authorities, time is of the essence. While each of our respective organizations will continue to work to accomplish our key priorities, the farm bill must move forward. We urge your leadership in allowing the Senate to consider this legislation as soon as possible.