We need a Farm Bill; NOW! Only a politician would dare tell you that
they can't pass a farm bill that will work. Since the passage of the 2014
farm bill most commodity prices have fallen by 112 one half or more, not
considering the increase in the cost of production. That is failure.
We need a farm bill based on the cost of production, and then prices will
increase immediately. TFU has developed a farm bill proposal that will
work and we are pushing it nationwide.
This proposal will cost the Federal Government a lot less money and do
no harm to any other programs. If we continue the current program the
farm crisis will only worsen.
Farmers must take a stand for their best interest and no longer support
individuals or organization whose only efforts are to increase the profits of
the largest processors and retailers. They will never work for us and will
always make hollow promises.
It is likely, even though it goes against their platform, Congress will pass
some money to some producers so they will be elected again. This will
not be a solution to our low prices, but it will be passed to our
grandchildren and with most people make us farmers look bad.
Educate your family, friends, neighbors and fellow farmers about the
TFU farm bill proposal. Also, sign them up for Farmers Union
membership and you will have their commitment to help us pass a
meaningful farm bill. Visit our website at texasfarmersunion.org, pages 24
or 63 in our policy manual, to read the TFU farm bill proposal.
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