National Farmers Union delegates have adopted a special order of business calling on Washington policy makers to consider the unique challenges facing rural America when debating policy solutions regarding the nation’s federal farm programs. “The 2008 Farm Bill provided a framework for building a strong agricultural economy by enacting a variety of initiatives that included funding crop insurance and permanent disaster-relief programs, maintaining emergency income supports for dairy farmers, establishing supply management plans for commodities such as sugar, and placing greater emphasis on effective conservation efforts,” said NFU President Roger Johnson.