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
Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review 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.
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.
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.
Establishes a structure to pay dairy farmers a fair wage based on their costs of production – for huge taxpayer savings and to incentivize family-scale dairy farms over megadairies to ensure a consistent supply of regional milk for processors and consumers.
Places a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, strengthens the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, requires country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and dairy products, and for other purposes.