Action Alerts


Action Alert: Not on our watch.

September 6, 2012

September:  it’s harvest time.  Corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, apples and more are all coming in from the fields… as well as, with any luck, a new 2012 Farm Bill! It’s been pretty quiet on the farm bill front here in Washington, DC lately – legislators have been at home all month, meeting with folks like you.  […]

Action Alert: A Dirty Trick

July 30, 2012

Dear Supporter, Across the nation, farmers’ livelihoods are withering in an intense, record-breaking drought.* Congress could be doing something about this right now – they could be passing the 2012 Farm Bill, which funds critical disaster assistance programs that are our farmers and ranchers’ safety net in times like these. But are they working to […]

What were they thinking?

July 11, 2012

Dear Supporter, Over $6 billion cut from conservation. A 50% cut to core beginning and socially disadvantaged farmer programs. Ballooning subsidy programs for the wealthiest farmers – with no real limits. What were they thinking?  The House Agriculture Committee released its draft 2012 Farm Bill late last week, and it has problems.  One major issue?  […]

What were they thinking?

July 11, 2012

Dear Supporter, Over $6 billion cut from conservation. A 50% cut to core beginning and socially disadvantaged farmer programs. Ballooning subsidy programs for the wealthiest farmers – with no real limits. What were they thinking? The House Agriculture Committee released its draft 2012 Farm Bill late last week, and it has problems.  One major issue?  […]

A no-brainer for healthy kids

July 11, 2012

Dear Supporter, It’s a no-brainer:  our nation’s schoolchildren deserve to eat fresh, healthy, local food in schools – and with that, the opportunity to develop healthy eating habits for life. Why doesn’t the House Agriculture Committee see this? The House Agriculture Committee released its draft 2012 Farm Bill late last week, and it has problems.  […]

VOTE-O-RAMA!

June 19, 2012

Dear Supporter, Your action has gotten us this far – we can’t stop now!  This is crunch time for the 2012 Farm Bill:  the Senate will vote on farm bill amendments in a big VOTE-O-RAMA* today, including several that are make or break for beginning farmers, rural communities, and conservation. Voting is happening TODAY – […]

3 Days, 3 Actions. Because our children deserve better.

June 15, 2012

Dear Supporter, 5 years.  That’s how often the farm bill comes around. 5 minutes.  That’s all it takes to speak out for reform. A lifetime.  That’s the kind of impact you’ll have. Our nation’s schoolchildren deserve to eat fresh, local food in schools – and with it, the opportunity to develop healthy eating habits for […]

3 Days, 3 Actions: Congress just can’t leave out beginning farmers and rural America.

June 13, 2012

Dear Supporter, 5 years.  That’s how often the farm bill comes around. 5 minutes.  That’s all it takes to speak out for reform. A lifetime.  That’s the kind of impact you’ll have. Our nation’s farmers are aging, and we can’t afford to wait any longer to help the next generation of farmers and ranchers get […]

3 Days, 3 Actions: Because Real Reform is Overdue.

June 12, 2012

Dear Supporter, 5 years. That’s how often the farm bill comes around. 5 minutes. That’s all it takes to speak out for reform. A lifetime. That’s the kind of impact you’ll have. We can’t afford to subsidize the nation’s wealthiest farmers – and insurance companies – any longer.  Now’s the time – amidst the hustle […]

Is this reform?

June 8, 2012

The Senate agriculture committee’s version of the 2012 Farm Bill is up for debate by the full Senate this week.  This bill made historic gains in some areas of farm program payments:  championed by Senate leaders as a “true reform bill,” the bill strengthens the farm safety net, caps commodity payments, and tightens eligibility for […]

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