Farmers fight back to protect SNAP – take action now!
Last week, for the first time in 40 years, the House of Representatives passed a farm bill without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also called SNAP or food stamps). This was an unprecedented move, and came despite the fact that the Senate had already passed a bill that included the nutrition title. Although nutrition programs […]
Take Action: Tell your representative to stand with beginning farmers
Today, the House will start voting on amendments for its final version of the 2013 Farm Bill. If you’ve been waiting, wondering how you can make a difference, this is it! The Senate passed its version of the 2013 Farm Bill earlier this month. The final product shows the hard work that we – the […]
Take Action Now to Help Independent Livestock Producers
Independent meat producers and farmers everywhere need your help right now to defeat some terrible language that was included in the Senate’s Continuing Resolution. As Wes reported earlier today, the Senate’s bill to fund government programs through the rest of 2013 (known as a Continuing Resolution) includes two provisions that support large meat industries and […]
Action Alert – Fund Beginning Farmer Programs in the new C.R.
Hey all-We want to give out a huge Thank You! to the intrepid young farmers who came from the four corners of the country to speak with Senators and Representatives earlier this week about the importance of beginning farmer programs in the USDA budget. (Stay tuned to the blog for a reportback on that adventure […]
House Committee on Agriculture Needs to Hear from You
The Farm Bill fight continues! While we wait for more action on the Senate floor, we’ve got a task for you: Tell the House Committee on Agriculture and your members of Congress what you want to see in the next Farm Bill. Believe us, they need to know. In all of the House Committee on Agriculture’s […]
Key Senate Vote Tomorrow – Take Action for Young Farmers Today
UPDATE: This vote is delayed; stay tuned for updates — and please take action and help us get the word out today! On Friday, the Senate Agriculture Committee released a draft Farm Bill that overlooked us: the next generation of American farmers and the citizens that have got their backs. We have one day […]
Take Action! Funding for Beginning Farmer training at risk in Farm Bill
As you’re reading this, Senate staffers are putting pen to page and writing the Farm Bill. Working round the clock, they’re piecing together the legislation that will determine the fate of critical farm programs for the next five years. And, from what we’re hearing, the Senate’s draft doesn’t look good for young and beginning farmers: […]
Make a call to protest conservation cuts today!
It’a a National Day of Action to protest cuts made to farm conservation and education programs by the House of Representatives! Call your Senator today to tell him/her that these programs are critical for young and beginning farmers. What kind of cuts are we talking about? -$1 billion from USDA conservation programs, on top of […]
Action Alert! Defend Value Added Processing for small farms
An important young farmer action item from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: Call Your Senators Today To Defend Family Farm Value Added – Processing and Local and Regional Food Systems Debate and voting on The Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) is set to begin on the Senate floor on November 17th. The bill takes […]