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"There is little to be gained by extending policies rooted in the past. AFT wisely sets the stage for a 21st century farm policy that meets the needs of 21st century agriculture."
-John Hardin
Indiana pork and grain producer and past President of the National Pork Producers Council
Agenda 2007
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Agenda 2007: A New Framework and Direction for U.S. Farm Policy

AFT's Agenda 2007 draws from common themes heard at our forums held with hundreds of farmers, ranchers, agricultural leaders and policy experts across the country. The framework is based on:

  • AFT's U.S. Farm Policy PillarsA real financial safety net and tools for all farmers to help them better manage their risk
  • Rewards for environmental stewardship on farms and ranches to protect and improve the quality of our nation’s air, water and land
  • New market opportunities to encourage entrepreneurial innovation and improved nutrition, food security and energy independence

The foundation for the framework is the protection of a strategic base of our best agricultural land—American farmers’ only unique, sustainable competitive advantage—as well as investment in research and expanded on-the-ground assistance to help jump-start a new generation of farmers and offer opportunities for minority farmers.

American Farmland Trust