(Posted Wed. Sep 19th, 2012)
Sept. 19: As the Farm Bill Now message resonates throughout the country, state affiliates of the National Corn Growers Association are also doing their part. During Husker Harvest Days, the Nebraska Corn Board created banners for visitors to sign, showing their support of Congress passing new farm bill legislation. The banners were sent to Washington this week for delivery to the Nebraska delegation in the House of Representatives as a reminder that this legislation will have an impact on many.
“We are excited to see so many farmers taking action to tell Congress to pass a Farm Bill Now,” NCGA President Garry Niemeyer said. “However, there is still work to be done. We continue to encourage farmers to contact their Representatives either by calling, sending a letter, tweeting or signing the online petition. Every one of us can make a difference, and we need to remind Congress we mean business.”
Other Farm Bill Now efforts currently taking place include a “Calls from the Combine” campaign, asking farmers to call their Representative during this harvest season. Additionally, farmers can visit NCGA’s Legislative Action Center and send a letter urging their Representative to sign the petition that will require the House of Representatives to vote on the legislation. Others interested can visit FarmBillNow.com and sign a separate petition calling on Congress to pass a new farm bill.