The family farm is the keystone of our society and must be preserved.
Preservation and protection of farmland through soil conservation and sound sustainable ecological practices • The economic well-being of rural communities through the preservation of small business and family farms and fair prices for agricultural products. • Access to farm credit at reasonable terms and interest rates, including temporary relief during economic emergencies. • Educational research and development programs, including sustainable agriculture. • Cooperative and marketing systems structured for the financial security of producers and improvementof products. • Use of agricultural surpluses to alleviate hunger in the United States and all other nations