In April we asked your organizations to show support of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act and the Local Food Farm and Jobs Act marker bills by signing a petition. Now it is time for grassroots action. We know that the Farm Bill Markup will take place in the House on May 15, 2013 and in the Senate May 14, 2013. What we don’t know is what programs will be included in the final draft of the Farm and if the programs included will be fully funded. Congress needs to hear from us. They need to know why and they need to understand the real-world implication of their decisions. Help us tell a comprehensive and compelling story. Share with us your success stories or even your lessons learned and how funding, support programs or services would further support what you do. You can do this by emailing us or by sharing your story on Facebook. Stay tuned to Ag Policy for daily updates on the Farm Bill Markup.