Yes, believe that Congress should pass the Farm Bill. The overwhelming majority of the farming community in the US would benefit greatly from the Farm Bill. It's easy to get caught up in everyday urban life and forget just how dependent our country is on what our farmers provide us. The Farm Bill will do more than just help our farmers, we will see the effects of it when we visit the grocery store and buy practically any consumable item.
The short answer to the question of whether Congress should pass a farm bill is, "Absolutely." Do not let the name of the bill fool you. It's true that the impact of the bill is deeply felt by farmers and rural America, but its impact and scope affects every American. It's a jobs bill. A food bill. A conservation bill. A research bill. An energy bill. A trade bill.It is time that Congress buckle down and do its job so that America's family farmers and ranchers can continue to produce the safest, most abundant, most affordable food supply in the world.
They ought to ensure the little guys will get the most benefit out of the thing, but if they can, yes I think they should pass it. The small farmers need to be protected from being taken over by the big farms. They can't compete with them and stay in business. So as long as the little farmers get some protection from them.....I am all for Congress passing the bill.
It's a simple fact that without farms and farmers, we would have no food to eat. Therefore, it seems reasonable that farmers should be supported and protected as best as we can. It's not perfect, and there is always room for improvement, but it certainly beats having no protection or aid for our farmers at all.
The Farm Bill is necessary to protect farmers in times of drought or an agricultural emergency. However, adding such perks as expanded WIC and food stamps should be a separate issue. A massive drought struck the central United States during the summer of 2012, clearly defining why the farm bill is needed to protect farmers and ranchers from such environmental disasters.