Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Farm Bill Action Needed TODAY!!!

This is crunch time for the 2012 Farm Bill: the Senate will vote on farm bill amendments in a big VOTE-O-RAMA* today, including several that are make or break for beginning farmers, rural communities, and conservation.

Senators filed over 300 amendments to the bill, and only 25% made the cut for a vote. Your calls and emails make a difference and are essential to helping FarmLink continue to serve the farming community.

Please call or email your Senators TODAY and ask them to vote for:


Senator Brown’s amendment (#2445) will fund critical programs like the Beginning
Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Value-Added Producer Grants, and
the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program – these programs create jobs and
foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers!

* A Vote-O-Rama is what it’s called when Congress debates and votes on a big list of amendments in a big hurry!

Every single call or email you make has an impact on how your Senators will vote in the
next few hours. Call/email your Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein TODAY and ask for their SUPPORT on amendment #2445 (Brown) to fund rural development and beginning and socially disadvantaged farmer programs!

Senator Boxer 
Phone: (202) 224-3553, 
Senator Feinstein 
Phone: (202) 224-3841, 

Email using the template below:

Subject: Please SUPPORT Brown #2445!

Dear Senator,

I am a constituent and a voter.

As the farm bill moves to the Senate floor for debate, please ensure that rural communities and
beginning farmers are not left behind.

I urge you to vote YES for Brown #2445 to support rural development and beginning and socially disadvantaged farmer programs!


THANK YOU FarmLinkers!!!