Action Alerts


How many years does it take to write a farm bill?

September 11, 2013

Dear Supporter, It should be a no-brainer:  when Congress takes on our nation’s food and farm policy, they should invest in a sustainable future and support beginning farmers, on-farm conservation, and job creation through local food and farms, right? Unfortunately, politics is trumping the best interests of both farmers and people like us. For two […]

A better food and farm future, starting now

June 18, 2013

Dear Supporter, When you think about the future of food, what do you want to see?  If you’re like us, you want to see thriving family farms across the countryside and your choice of fresh, healthy, affordable food in your community. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives is poised to take a giant step backwards this […]

What a Win!

June 3, 2013

Dear Supporter, Guess what?  Last week, the Senate heard from us – and they listened!  Because of calls from grassroots advocates like you, the Senate passed an amendment – the Durbin-Coburn amendment – that takes a bold first step towards reforming ballooning crop insurance subsidies for wealthy mega-farms in the 2013 Farm Bill! Calls from […]

What a Win!

May 31, 2013

Dear Supporter, Guess what?  Last week, the Senate heard from us – and they listened!  Because of calls from grassroots advocates like you, the Senate passed an amendment – the Durbin-Coburn amendment – that takes a bold first step towards reforming ballooning crop insurance subsidies for wealthy mega-farms in the 2013 Farm Bill! Calls from […]

Healthier food, successful farms: starting now.

April 26, 2013

Dear Supporter, Wherever there’s local food, there are farmers feeding communities and creating jobs.  Farmers and ranchers are responding to skyrocketing demand for fresh, healthy food everywhere – at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and in schools across the nation.  At the same time, the farmers and ranchers across the country who feed us are getting […]

Agribusiness doesn’t speak for me.

March 14, 2013

Dear Supporter, The meat industry has worked tirelessly to drive independent producers out of business.  Agribusiness giants like Monsanto want to overstep judicial processes and plant genetically engineered crops even if a court has ruled that the crops were approved illegally.  And guess what?  Some members of the Senate are on their side. The Senate’s […]

Our best chance.

March 8, 2013

Dear Supporter, Unless the Senate acts to fix the situation next week, 2013 is on track to be the worst setback for sustainable agriculture in years.  Opportunities for farmers to implement smart conservation practices will be severely limited.  Training opportunities for the next generation of beginning and minority farmers will dry up.  Microloans to the […]

Action Alert: Where do we go from here?

February 1, 2013

This update was sent to supporters on February 1, 2013 – stay tuned for more details and opportunities to take action soon! We made major progress last year on the food and farm policy front.  While they weren’t perfect, draft versions of the 2012 Farm Bill in Congress included long-overdue reforms, investments in the future […]

Isn’t it time to get back to work?

November 15, 2012

Dear Supporter, No more elections.  No more endless campaign commercials, debates, and discussions. Finally, Congress is back on Capitol Hill – let’s hope they’re ready to get to work! What’s on the legislative agenda for the lame duck session?  Together, we can make sure the 2012 Farm Bill is on that list.  Because there’s too […]

One More Vote

November 8, 2012

Dear Supporter, Now that you’ve cast your ballot in the 2012 election, it’s time to vote once more – only this time, for a better food and farm system for our nation!  We’re delivering thousands of signatures to Capitol Hill next week – will yours be one of them? By signing your name to this […]

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