A broad coalition of 557 organizations representing general farm organizations, commodity groups, specialty crops, conservation, nutrition, consumer and religious organizations sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives asking them to strongly support the 2008 farm bill conference report.

The letter said, the farm bill makes “significant farm policy reforms, protects the safety net for all of America’s food producers, addresses important infrastructure needs for specialty crops, increases funding to feed our nation’s poor, and enhances support for important conservation initiatives.”

Some of the signing groups included: the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, America’s Second Harvest, American Farmland Trust, American Soybean Association, CropLife America, Farm Credit Council, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Grange, National Head Start Association, National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Beet Sugar Association, and USA Rice Federation.