Michigan Farm Bureau is asking members and supporters to sign a petition supporting Michigan’s priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill by visiting https://bit.ly/MIFarmBillPetition or texting ‘MIFARMBILL’ to 52886.
“Pledging your support by signing the petition is another way we can demonstrate the importance of farm bill programs to consumers and decisionmakers alike,” said MFB National Legislative Counsel John Kran.
“The petition helps us show members of Congress, regulatory leaders, and other influential groups how important it is for the farm bill to be completed on time, before it expires September 30.
“260 Congressional members have never voted on a farm bill so it’s up to us to tell our story and share why these programs are irreplaceable to our farms, families and businesses.”
From school lunch programs and family food benefits to crop insurance programs and conservation efforts, farm bill programs touch all Michigan communities.
Michigan Farm Bureau’s 2023 Farm Bill priorities include:
Passing a bipartisan farm bill that keeps nutrition and farm programs together.
Increasing funding commitments to farm programs that have not kept up with inflation.
Prioritizing funding for federal crop insurance and commodity programs.
Maintaining funding for voluntary conservation programs.
Ensuring adequate USDA staffing and technical assistance.
Supporting trade promotion programs.
Ensuring funding for agricultural research and education.