From Grand Island to Washington D.C., farmers rally in support of a new farm bill.
Farm Bill Now is a coalition of dozens of farm groups, including those in Nebraska that are attending Husker Harvest Days this week.
They're willing to give up billions and end direct payments. Farmers like Tim Scheer of St. Paul feel they've done their part, as they wait on Washington, especially Republican leaders.
Scheer of the Nebraska Corn Board said, "Politics as usual. House leadership has an agenda outside the farm bill at this point. I don't fully understand what's going on but that's where it's sitting now is with house leadership."
The new farm bill would include funding for livestock disasters, money that was cut and could help those affected by drought.
Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson wanted to restore programs "That were not funded in the last year of the 2012 farm bill so it's important we get the 2012 farm bill passed that will be retroactive to those programs."
Governor Dave Heineman also expressed support to pass the farm bill. He joined farm groups on Wednesday at Husker Harvest Days to also support ethanol and bio-diesel.
The Farm Bill Now campaign was initiated by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association.
Scheer asked farmers to take action by signing the Farm Bill Now banner at Husker Harvest Days, calling their congressional representatives and signing the petition on FarmBillNow.com. They can also easily Tweet their representatives with the #farmbillnow hashtag and write a message on their Facebook page.
In addition to efforts at State Fair and Husker Harvest Days, a joint letter of support from over a dozen agricultural organizations in the state has been signed that encourages legislators to pass a Farm Bill.