Support Agriculture as part of the solution to the climate crisis, Support Racial Justice, Support Local Food and Organic Farms
Please use this form (right now!) asking your congressional Representative and Senator to support a packet of bills endorsed by NOFA which have been proposed for the 2023 Farm Bill. Encourage your Congressional delegation to cosponsor these “marker” bills (details below from the action page). Increasing the number of cosponsors builds support for these bills and will make the provisions more likely to end up in the Farm Bill!
You have an opportunity to help create more biodiverse, equitable, and regenerative farms, increase soil health, reduce fossil fuels and pesticides in farming practices, and promote a community-based food system that is more resilient to climate change grounded in a long-term vision to transform the unsustainable and consolidated agricultural industry that is susceptible to systemic supply shocks, while extracting wealth from rural communities by asking your congressional Representative and Senator to support this packet of bills that have been proposed for the 2023 Farm Bill.
Increasing the number of cosponsors builds support for these bills and will make the provisions more likely to end up in the Farm Bill.
You can help, and it takes only moments – please use this form to encourage your Congressional delegation to cosponsor the below bills.
This form can be used by everyone in the US – it will send a letter to your member of congress.
If you are a farmer, please do indicate your farm name/location.
We are asking congress to support the inclusion of these bills in the 2023 Farm Bill:
Establishes goal for agriculture to reach net zero by 2040, while investing in agricultural research, soil health, transition to pasture-based livestock, ensuring farmland preservation and viability, on-farm renewable energy, and reducing food waste.
Enacts policies to end discrimination within the USDA, protect remaining Black farmers from losing their land, provide land grants to create a new generation of Black farmers.
Strengthening Local Processing Act
A comprehensive plan to increase slaughter options for local livestock and poultry producers, assist smaller facilities as they adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and help consumers access locally-raised meat and poultry. Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act
Places a moratorium on certain acquisitions between large agricultural and retail-related businesses and establishes a commission to study and make recommendations to address concentration in the U.S. food and agricultural economy.
Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP)
Increase LAMP funding, reduce matching requirements to broaden producer participation, and expand opportunities for family-scale fisheries through a systems approach that promotes food sovereignty.