The Northwest Farm Bill Action Group (with Tilth Producers Policy Intern Ariana Taylor-Stanley) got together to mourn the death of the 2008 Farm Bill at the end of September. Now let’s ask Congress to get to work to finish the 2012 Farm Bill before 2012 ends!
From the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (with edits):
No more elections. No more endless campaign commercials, debates, and discussions.
Finally, Congress is back on Capitol Hill – let’s hope they’re ready to get to work!
What’s on the legislative agenda for the lame duck session? Together, we can make sure the 2012 Farm Bill is on that list. Because there’s too much at stake for it to get left behind – including the local food systems programs that got voted top priority in the Tilth policy priority survey!
Yesterday the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition delivered nearly 22,000 signatures to Congress on behalf of over 50 organizations nationwide – including Tilth Producers! - calling for an equitable, sustainable 2012 Farm Bill. But we’re not finished yet! It’s time to drive that message home.
Make one call today (and ask one friend to join you!), and together, we can make sure that Congress finishes their work on a 2012 Farm Bill – one thatinvests in healthy farms, food, and people; protects our precious air, soil, and water; and reforms farm subsidies and levels the playing field.
Can you imagine the impact we’ll have with thousands of calls flooding into Congress in only one day? We’ll be making a unified statement – one that Congress can’t ignore: We want a farm bill done this year, and we want it done right.
Thank you for all you do!