Report Focuses on Economic Importance of New Farm Bill

With work on reauthorization of the farm bill still incomplete - a report from the White House Rural Council released Thursday highlights the benefits of a new farm bill for all Americans. It includes the economic benefits for the domestic agriculture sector, its workforce, rural American communities and families and businesses across the country. The report says passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs bill would build on recent momentum of the U.S. agriculture economy - a key engine of economic growth. The report also touts the farm bill would promote development in communities across the country, protect our food assistance programs and create a reliable safety net for farmers and ranchers. In addition - the report points to the continuation of federal conservation efforts, promotion of new markets for U.S. producers at home and abroad, support of research and reforms that would reduce the deficit.The full report is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/farm_bill_report_211.pdf.

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