Farm Bill


The Farm Bill is the primary piece of federal legislation that allocates money for rural communities and development. The Farm Bill is reconsidered every five years, and new money is designated. The legislation funds programs that allow cooperatives to receive money for the work they do to bring basic electricity to your home or business, develop innovative solutions to new challenges, and support rural economic development, improving the lives of our communities and families.

The current Farm Bill expires in 2018, so a new bill is currently being written and considered by your representatives in the U.S. Congress.

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NRECA Farm Bill Conference Priorities

Press Release, “America’s Electric Cooperatives Oppose Senate Farm Bill, Encourage ‘Significant Changes’ in Conference Committee,” June 28, 2018

Press Release, “NRECA Applauds House Farm Bill’s Support for Electric Co-op Priorities,” June 21, 2018

Press Release, “NRECA Expresses Concern with Senate Farm Bill,” June 13, 2018

Press Release, “Electric Co-ops Applaud Rural Development, Broadband Provisions of House Farm Bill,” April 12, 2018

Op-Ed, “Investing in Rural American Would Lift the Nation’s Economy,” by Jim Matheson. The Hill.
April 8, 2018