Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2018)– “The Farm Bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee represents good farm policy and will provide certainty to our struggling farm sector. I encourage members of the House of Representatives to support these provisions. Members who vote for amendments that jeopardize passage of the bill are voting against farmers and rural America.”
NCFC is a national association representing America’s farmer cooperatives. There are nearly 2,500 farmer cooperatives across the U.S. whose members include a majority of our nation’s more than 2 million farmers, ranchers and growers. These farmer cooperative businesses handle, process, and market agricultural commodities and related products; furnish farm supplies; and provide credit and associated financial servicesFarmer cooperatives also provide jobs for nearly 250,000 Americans, many in rural areas, with a combined payroll of over $8 billion.