Once every five years, we have the opportunity to change our food and farm system through the farm bill, often a bad form of legislation for small farmers. But maybe this time, we can have an impact on the coming legislation and in the process create jobs.

I am asking for all good citizens to review the information below and comment to your legislators in Congress on the needs to be met by this bill. The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 will be introduced in Congress. This is our unique time to ensure food security, something seen daily now in the news, and for the creation of new farming enterprises that can bring jobs and economic renewal to revitalize our nation’s communities.