Farm Bill fights heat up!


The House Farm Bill was voted down on May 17.  It is expected to be brought back up for reconsideration by June 22.  For the most recent alert, go to


UPDATED May 17, 2018 …

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Farm Bill today, March 17!  Out of the amendments we supported, only one is being allowed a floor vote — so we need you to call again, even if you have called before.

You can find out who represents you by going to or by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Sample message for calls:

Hi, I’m ___ from ___.   I am a  __________ [farmer, local food consumer, chef.]  I am calling to urge my Representative to vote yes on the Brat-Blumenauer Amendment No. 71, which would reform the Checkoff Programs so that the money doesn’t serve as backdoor funding for lobbying groups, and which provides some protections against the misuse of the money.

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