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:
A 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 inresearchand expanded on-the-groundassistance to help jump-start a new generation of farmers and offer opportunities for minority farmers.