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Take Action! Urge Congress to Pass a Farm Bill During the Lame Duck Session

Cook County Farm Bureau® members have patiently waited for Congress to pass the next farm bill.   The election is now over.  No more excuses for inaction.   And time is short.  There’s only a month- roughly 16 session days- to get a farm bill passed and enacted before the end of the year.  The new 116th Congress will be sworn in on Thursday, January 3.


If the “lame duck” Congress is unable to pass a farm bill for the President to sign, the new Congress will be forced to start from scratch.   That could delay a farm bill for months. 


That’s a nightmare scenario that we must work to avoid at all costs.


Our action request urges the Illinois delegation to pressure farm bill negotiators to do everything they can to avoid a nightmare scenario.   In a nutshell:  Strike a deal and pass a farm bill before time runs out on the 115th Congress.  


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Help us Advocate for Local Agriculture

Here's something you already know, every day, politicians and regulators make decisions that impact the way you farm. But here's something you may have overlooked, politics have changed a lot!  Don't feel discouraged.  You can take back your influence in Washington, Springfield, and even your own backyard with Farm Bureau's FB ACT program.


FB ACT (Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team) started as a group of men and women who had an interest in the legislative process.  That used to work.  Today, your voice can easily be drowned out by others speaking out against you.


When you join FB ACT, we ask that you vote and respond to action requests by emailing or calling your elected officials on key agricultural issues.


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