This month, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advocate for major investments in addressing climate change. Congress is busy writing a $3.5 trillion climate and infrastructure bill, which they will pass using the budget reconciliation process. This bill could invest billions in helping farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, and adapt to a changing climate. Will you contact your legislators today to urge them to stand strong and invest in real solutions to the climate crisis that work for farmers and support farmers of color and others who have been left out of past farm programs?
Hello, my name is ____ and I’m a ____ [farmer, parent, concerned citizen…] in the district. I’m calling about the budget reconciliation package. It’s critical that agriculture funding in this milestone bill helps farmers address climate change and adapt to its impacts. There are three specific investments I hope you will prioritize:
– $30 billion for climate-friendly agriculture and working lands conservation programs
– $5 billion for climate-resiliency-focused sustainable and organic agriculture research
– $3 billion for value-added agriculture, on-farm renewable energy, and livestock processing
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