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Farm to 'Put a Fork in It': Why We Can't Afford to Polarize the Next Farm Bill

As a third-generation farmer, I understand that farm to fork is more than just a catch phrase. Food is what connects consumers to farmers and ranchers nationwide; it's a basic life need for all people. Unfortunately, we've seen food and farm policy get overshadowed by more polarizing issues on the national political stage. Regardless of political affiliation or affinity towards farming, if you eat food, it is important to understand why the next Farm Bill must include both farming and nutrition programs, strong safety nets for producers, and meaningful conservation programs.
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