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Farm Bill Now Rally Happens Wednesday

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow will join more than 60 members of the Farm Bill Now coalition on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the Farm Bill Now rally. The rally will unite the diverse and rapidly-growing coalition on the national stage just after Congress returns from the August recess for a short eight day working period. The idea is to encourage passage of a farm bill before the programs established in the 2008 bill begin to expire at the end of the month.

American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman and First Vice President Danny Murphy will be on hand. Wellman spoke on behalf of ASA and the Farm Bill Now coalition at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa. He said the coalition represents a broad cross-section of agriculture and is extraordinarily varied in its policy priorities. But while some of the coalition partners may differ on some of the individual aspects in different titles of the farm bill – Wellman said they share a commitment first and foremost to getting a bill done.

More information on the Farm Bill Now coalition and Wednesday’s event is available at www dot FarmBillNow dot com is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.