Well fair readers, we told you we’d alert you when a good opportunity to engage in the 2013 Farm Bill arrives. Farm Aid fans and family farmer supporters: your time has come!
The Farm Bill is a big deal: it has the power to level the playing field for family farmers, deliver good food to eaters, support healthy local food systems, protect the environment, and much more. But in order to accomplish those things, Congress needs to make a lot of fixes.
It’s time to tell your Senators to fix the Farm Bill.
This week, the entire Senate is voting on key amendments to the Farm Bill. We checked in with our partners in Washington D.C., and we’re excited to see some critical amendments proposed by Senators that will make farm policy work better for family farmer agriculture and all of us eaters.
But we need YOU to raise your voices in support of these amendments. We need a Farm Bill that supports family farmers and a fair food system. One that kicks corporate giants to the curb. One that delivers good food and safeguards the public from wasteful spending and short-sighted policies.
Call your Senators NOW and tell them to support a fixed Farm Bill:
You can find the contact information for your Senators here or call the U.S. Senate switchboard (202) 224-3121 to be connected to your Senators’ offices.
Ask for the staffer that works on agriculture issues.
Tell them to vote for the following amendments that support family farmers and a fair food system. Below, we’ve outlined a suggested message for when you call your Senators: