US Farm bill renewal to include needs of specialty crop industry

Under some pressure, the full 2018 Farm Bill conference committee has been deliberating H.R. 2, which will expire at the end of September. The Farm Bill will set the table for America’s nutrition and agricultural policy for the next five years.

According to, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is a member of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a coalition of more than 120 organizations and 350 individual specialty crops across America. The alliance was established to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop agriculture and improve the health of Americans by broadening the scope of US agricultural public policy.

Specialty crops serve as the backbone of nutritious eating choices in the US, including fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other nutrition staples. They also act as a major economic engine for the nation.

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