Changing Policy

ACTION ALERT: Send your Members of Congress the FOTO Support Letter Signed by 141 Organizations

By Rural Co Admin | September 21, 2018

Thank you! 141 organizations in your network of Rural Coalition members and allies have signed onto the FOTO letter!   Now it’s time to reach out to your congressional members and send them the Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Organizational Sign-On Letter. When you share the letter, let them know that you strongly support these […]

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FOTO Sign-On Letter: 41 Groups Support the New Program

By Rural Co Admin | September 21, 2018

FOTO Org Sign on Letter final

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Sign on Letter for FOTO

By Ruralco Admin | September 10, 2018

The Honorable Pat Roberts Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry United States Senate The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry United States Senate The Honorable K. Michael Conaway September XX, 2018 Dear Chairs and Ranking Members: Chairman, Committee on Agriculture U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Collin C. […]

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FOTO Background Information: Provide Opportunity for our Nation’s New-Entry and Historically Underserved & Veteran Farmers and Ranchers through USDA Programs and Services

By Rural Co Admin | September 7, 2018

The new ​Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach (FOTO) Program in Section 12301​ of the Senate Bill would streamline and strengthen existing efforts to support beginning, veteran, and socially disadvantaged farmers. Through a more coordinated and efficient approach, this new consolidated program would permanently protect resources that address the critical issues socially disadvantaged, veteran, new and […]

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