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What’s Going on Right Now:

Do you care about the livelihoods of our nation’s independent farmers and ranchers? How about the right to free speech?

If so, you should care about this: Large meatpacking corporations like Tyson and Smithfield have controlled our meat supply for years. As a recent Civil Eats article puts it, “Nationally, the top four companies in each industry slaughter four out of every five beef cattle, two out of three hogs and three out of five chickens. At the local or regional level, one company often controls an even larger percentage of the market.”

This doesn’t just affect a consumer’s choice at the grocery store; it also affects how independent meat producers are able to make a living, because Big Meat – these large companies that process our nation’s meat – has most of the power when doing business with family farmers and ranchers.

Right now, farmers are speaking up loud and clear to let Congress know they will not be silenced any longer.  Will you join us in speaking out for fairness for farmers?

Click here to learn more and send a message to your Senators today!

 


How Can I Get Involved?

If you care about getting healthy food to everyone, protecting our natural resources, and supporting the next generation of American farmers, then you’ll want to get involved this year!

  • STAY INFORMED: Sign up for Action Alerts below; this is our #1 means to communicate with people like you when it’s time to take action.
  • GROW THE MOVEMENT: Share this page with your friends and family and ask them to join our campaign!
  • TELL YOUR STORY: Are you a farmer who has benefited from – or struggled with – federal farm programs? We want to hear from you! Contact us to share your experience and potentially be part of our farmer storybank.
  • GET TO KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS: Do you know who your Senators and Representative are? Do you know how they vote on sustainable agriculture issues? Find out who represents you here; send ‘em an email and ask them how they voted on the issues that matter to YOU.
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