John Crabtree at the Center for Rural Affairs says the clock is ticking.
Crabtree says he wants people to tell their representatives they need a Farm Bill – in his words, one that’s "done right."
If nothing is done, Crabtree says, important conservation programs and rural assistance programs will be capped at 2012 funding levels.
That means many farmers and ranchers, particularly younger people just getting started, will be unable to get assistance and will have to be put on waiting lists to enroll in rural economic development programs.
Crabtree says there is great power in people speaking directly to those who represent them in Congress.
Crabtree says as members of Congress come back to their home districts in the next few weeks to campaign, it’s important for people to share their views with them.
The current Farm Bill expires Sunday.