Action Alerts


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 […]

I think they forgot something.

June 6, 2012

Dear Supporter, The Senate Agriculture Committee’s version of the 2012 Farm Bill is up for debate by the full Senate this week.  But it looks like they forgot to include a few things in the farm bill – like robust funding for rural development and beginning and socially disadvantaged farmer programs. That’s right!  Programs that […]

What really matters to you?

May 11, 2012

Dear Supporter, See that photo below?  It’s of Mississippi farmers John and Ora Carpenter, meeting with Representative Alan Nunnelee’s office this spring here in Washington, DC.  The Carpenters shared stories about how their farm is an integral part of their community, and how federal programs have helped them expand their business and grow a diverse […]

A new farm bill in two weeks? Show Congress your support for a better farm bill today!

April 12, 2012

If you’re like most Americans, you want our farm and food policies to support strong family farms and rural communities, healthy eating, and protection of our natural resources. The Senate is crafting a 2012 Farm Bill right now that makes just a relatively tiny investment in beginning farmers, sustainable and organic agriculture, economic development, and […]

It’s Time: Help us Speak up for Sustainable Agriculture

January 12, 2012

Check out our Path to the 2012 Farm Bill blog series for updates on the 2012 Farm Bill process – and be sure to sign up for NSAC Action Alerts to stay in the loop on speaking out and taking action! The summer’s bounty may feel far away, but even in January, farmers and ranchers […]

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