Future of Farming and Rural Life in Wisconsin: Keynote Address by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind

Reauthorization of the federal farm bill offers Congress a unique opportunity to reinvest in rural America U.S. Rep. Ron Kind told attendees of this two-day statewide conference at Madison’s Monona Terrace May 14-15. Kind discussed his Healthy Farms, Foods and Fuels Act of 2007, which he says would expand farm conservation programs, renewable energy, and direct marketing opportunities such as farmer’s markets and farm-to-cafeteria. In addition, Kind talked about his legislation to extend health insurance coverage to farmers.