WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of farm and food policy information, plans to launch an in-depth editorial series next month, “The Seven Things You Should Know Before You Write the Next Farm Bill,” culminating in a Farm Bill Summit at the National Press Club on March 20.

“Our editorial team had a bird’s eye view of the ups and downs experienced during development of the last farm bill,” says Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “We think there are some important ‘lessons learned’ that can help inform and stimulate debate before formal work starts on writing the next bill.”

Initial sponsors include the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Sugar Alliance, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Farm Credit, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Crop Insurance Services, Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, FLM+, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, CropLife America, National Farmers Union, and Environmental Defense Fund.

“Securing programs and policies in the 2018 farm bill that work for America’s farm and ranch families requires that all of agriculture works closely together,” says American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The farm bill series and Summit will provide an essential platform so that congressional and administration staff members are fully aware of the many issues on the collective agenda of America’s farmers and ranchers. We are pleased to help facilitate this comprehensive and collaborative effort with Agri-Pulse.”

Wyant says that this multimedia effort and educational Summit is designed to foster a well-rounded discussion about the future of food and farm policy, as well as a deeper understanding of how all Americans benefit from a comprehensive farm bill.

About Agri-Pulse: Agri-Pulse is a trusted source in Washington, D.C., with the largest editorial team focused on food and farm policy coverage. The multimedia company provides a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, food safety, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. For more information about the company, go to www.agri-pulse.com. 

For interview requests, contact Sara Wyant Sara@Agri-Pulse.com or Mace Thornton MaceT@FB.org