House Farm Bill
July 11, 2012
The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance is commending House Agriculture Committee leaders for releasing the Committee’s version of the 2012 farm bill. The Alliance welcomes the Committee’s continued commitment to policies that enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of specialty crop agriculture. These commitments reinforce many of the policies that were included in the Senate-passed farm bill. However, Alliance members are disappointed to see the House language make a significant policy change to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program, which has demonstrated the benefits of providing access to healthful fresh produce to millions of America’s school children.