“We want the farmers to stay on the land and continue to farm. One of the great ways to make sure that happens is to develop an economic model that will enable the agricultural community and the forestry community to improve their economic standing—to create greater earnings and income for themselves,” Senator Carper said. “This legislation creates that economic model to help incentivize farmers to stay on the land. It’s encouraging them to do well by doing good at the same time.”
Senator Carper’s full remarks can be viewed here.