House and Senate conferees concluded negotiations yesterday on the long overdue and much anticipated Farm Bill (The Agricultural Act of 2014). The legislation includes several important measures and spending increases for the specialty crop industry including: research, pest and disease prevention, state block grants, and child nutrition. The conference report is expected to be voted on in the House tomorrow and in the Senate on Friday. ACTION IS NEEDED BY YOU to ensure its passage in both chambers.
Although the conference committee negotiations are complete, passage of the Farm Bill in both the House and Senate is not certain. We urge you to contact your members of Congress and ask for them to vote “YES” on the Farm Bill.
Send a message to your senators and representatives NOW! Or you may want to contact their offices by phone. Call the Capitol switchboard and ask for your Senator or Congressperson by name (202) 224-3121.
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