The 2007 Farm Bill is a unique opportunity to create a new and innovative investment framework for rural America. The RUPRI briefs and analyses below emphasize the importance of enhanced rural development investments to the future of America's rural citizens.
RUPRI Farm Bill Policy Briefs:
#1 - Targeting Rural Populations Based on Urbanized Area Geographies. Kathleen Miller and Charles W. Fluharty. December 2006.
#2 - What Does Finland Have That We Don't? Wayne Myers. December 2006.
#3 - Economic Impacts of Direct Farm Payments and Business and Industry Loan Guarantees. Thomas G. Johnson, Dennis Robinson, and Kathleen Miller. October 2007.
RUPRI Policy Documents:
Why Rural Development Investments Are Critical to the Future of America's Farm Families: Seven Considerations for Committee Review. Presented to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. October 2007.
Congressional Testimony by RUPRI President Emeritus Charles W. Fluharty:
March 21, 2007. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture.
February 13, 2007. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
March 30, 2006. U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research.