The 2018 farm bill is a critical piece of legislation that ensures Oklahoma farmers and ranchers can continue to produce food and fiber for the nation with confidence.
Over the past five years, Oklahoma farmers and ranchers have faced one of the most challenging farm economies in history. Programs within the farm bill help provide certainty to agricultural producers facing threats from low commodity prices, increasing input costs and devastating weather.
As the bill approaches its final vote in the U.S. House and Senate, it’s important to urge your congressmen to vote yes! Find the contact information for your congressmen and senators below or use the FB Action Alert on the farm bill.
Senator Jim Inhofe
Senator James Lankford
Congressman Tom Cole
Congressman Kevin Hern
Congressman Frank Lucas
Congressman Markwayne Mullin
Congressman Steve Russell
The farm bill:
- Recognizes the hardships farmers are facing due to the current farm economy crisis. Farmers and ranchers have faced rising costs and lower commodity prices for several years running. As a result, farm income is less than half what it was five years ago.
- Helps farmers remain productive. A farm’s productivity ensures that when any of us, including SNAP recipients, goes to the grocery store, it takes less of our income to put food on the table. Nutrition, the rural economy and environmental sustainability all improve when our farms are financially stable.
As farmers and ranchers, we can speak up on how important these programs are to our livelihood and our ability to grow the food, fuel and fiber we all enjoy. And as a nation, we have the chance to support good nutrition for all and work together to protect the safe, affordable food supply we all depend on.
Check out the FB Action Alert on the farm bill to learn how you can easily send a message to your members of Congress urging them to take action on this important legislation.