Agriculture plays an important role throughout the nation, and all Americans have a stake in the future of U.S. agricultural policy. It is a major economic driver across Midwestern states especially in many rural communities where agricultural and livestock production and processing are the most important industries. Governors play a critical role in ensuring strong federal agricultural, conservation and forestry policy.
The MGA provides agricultural policy objectives and recommendations during federal reauthorization of the Farm Bill. The most recent of these recommendations was provided in 2012, and available here. To learn more about the process the MGA took to compile these recommendations, visit our Farm Bill page by clicking here.
In addition, strong rural communities continue to be a priority for Midwestern governors. More information on the MGA's policies on rural development are available here.