2018 Farm Bill Priorities

Specialty crops are a critical component of the overall U.S. agriculture economy.  The production of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery and greenhouse commodities accounts for $66 billion in farm gate value and 33 percent of farm cash receipts for crops.

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance’s legislative priorities include enhancing nutrition programs, continued support for the Specialty Crop Block Grant program, combating invasive pests and diseases, and support for trade and research funding. In each case, these measures would assist the specialty crop industry’s ability to compete and grow in domestic and global markets.

Farm Bill Priorities for Conference Committee