Dear Senator,

On behalf of the undersigned free-market and conservative organizations and the millions of members we represent, we urge you to support commonsense reforms to the farm subsidy system in the Senate Farm Bill.

As written, the Senate Farm Bill does nothing to rein in the corporate welfare and waste rife in our farm-support system. With our nation’s debt at $21 trillion and annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion on the horizon, we cannot afford to continue such egregious policy.

A number of commonsense reform amendments have been drafted that would make the Farm Bill’s crop insurance and commodity titles more fiscally responsible, equitable and accountable to taxpayers. These include:

There are many more reforms needed to fix our broken farm safety net, but together, these reforms represent a small, fiscally-responsible step in the right direction.

With Farm Bill reauthorization occurring just once every five years, the United States cannot afford a missed opportunity for tightening our farm-support programs putting taxpayer protections in place. As the Senate debates the 2018 Farm Bill, we urge all members to vote “yes” on crucial subsidy reform amendments to set the foundation for more responsible farm policy.


R Street Institute
Americans for Prosperity
Campaign for Liberty
Coalition to Reduce Spending
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Heritage Action
National Taxpayers Union
Taxpayers for Common Sense
Taxpayers Protection Alliance




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