Why Connecticut needs a farm bill now

Nov 15th, 2013 | By | Category: General

By Bryan Hurlburt

This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day, by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation.

The Farm Bill is crucial to maintaining a strong agriculture sector and an abundant food supply that benefits all Americans. Over the past two years, Connecticut producers have faced a multitude of disasters – including drought, flooding, blizzards and tornadoes. These events demonstrate how important the safety net is to keeping producers going strong. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, the Farm Service Agency was able to provide $6,397,760 in disaster assistance in Connecticut using Farm Bill programs.

For more on this story, visit: Why Connecticut needs a farm bill now | The CT Mirror.

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