This is it. The House version of the Farm Bill has been drafted and has been sent for budget scoring and is expected to be debated in the House in February. It is time we began to push every U.S. member of Congress and U.S. Senator to sign on to the two federal checkoff program reform bills that have been filed. For many of you, you have been fighting for a decade to restore justice to the checkoff programs.
Now is the time to reach out to your U.S. Senators and members of Congress to urge them to co-sponsor the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act, S. 741 & H.R. 1753 and the Voluntary Checkoff Act, S. 740 & H.R. 1752. We have compiled this toolkit to help you prepare for your contacts with Congressional offices.
If your organization has not yet signed on to support federal checkoff reform, please consider doing so here.