September 23, 2011
|Photo Credit: NRCS
Working together, we have achieved important successes for sustainable agriculture through our advocacy on past food and farm bills.
Much could be lost, or gained, now that Congress has established the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “Super Committee.” The Super Committee is tasked with cutting at least $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next decade. Budget cuts could reinforce the status quo in agriculture and deepen negative trends while starving out positive programs. Or, they could be could be fashioned to make our nation’s agriculture policy better.
The Super Committee’s decisions on agricultural funding may preempt funding decisions normally left to the food and farm bill. The budget cuts could determine the future of food, farming, and the environment for a decade or more!
It just takes a minute:
The Message is Simple: I am a constituent, calling to urge Senator/Congress(wo)man _________________to support a fair and balanced approach to food and agricultural spending in the deficit reduction bill.
Thank you for calling today. The Super Committee has unprecedented power, and it’s crucial that your voice is heard immediately.
Categories: Action Alerts, Budget and Appropriations, Conservation, Energy & Environment, Farm Bill, General Interest, Organic
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