Protection For Our Farmers And Ranchers

Oklahoma is a leader in multiple industries, like aviation and energy, but there is no question that agriculture is at the heart of the state’s commerce. Farmers and ranchers add incredible value to our nation’s economy, and we should not take them for granted. Our national well-being depends on the health of the nation’s agriculture production. To maintain healthy crops and produce, farmers and ranchers need protection and stability. Congress provides those securities through the Farm Bill, which is comprehensive legislation aimed to support and to reform aspects that impact the agriculture industry in America.

The first farm bill passed in 1933 as the Agricultural Adjustment Act. This legislation sought to reform a variety of issues in the agriculture community, protect farmers and ensure access to healthy food for all. Ever since the passage of that bill, programs have been reviewed and reformed, and funds reauthorized every five years. Policies have continued to address a variety of agriculture programs beyond just America’s farms, including food assistance, crop support, and conservation.

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