Farm Bill, changing now in 2012.
2012 Farm Bill in Congress NOW!
In a national poll last year, 78 percent of Americans said making nutritious and healthy foods more affordable and accessible should be a top priority in the 2012 Farm Bill. I know you are like me and want to make sure that our food choices are protected and honored and that we can continue to to have “clean” food choices.
Now is the time to support the 2012 Farm Bill. Call on Congress about the 2012 Farm Bill.
Ask Congress to:
• stop giving away subsidies worth tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to the largest commodity crop growers, insurance companies, and agribusinesses even as it drastically underfunds programs to promote the health and food security of all Americans
• invest in beginning and disadvantaged farmers
• revitalize local food economies and protect natural resources
Help make sure that fruits and vegetables are funded and available for children and families, not insurance companies. One thing you can do is support Senator Gillibrand’s amendment announced yesterday that would cut wasteful and unfair crop insurance subsidies, and use that money to restore funding for SNAP (food stamps). This amendment has the potential of increasing the fruit and vegetable snack program by more than 30% a year. In a future where this amendment passes, hundreds of thousands of low-income kids would have access to healthy fruit and vegetables this school year. To learn more about the amendment and to take action for this future, visit Environmental Working Group’s website here.
Call your Senators today and tell them what YOU care about with the 2012 Farm Bill. One call makes a tremendous difference to the people in Washington. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask for your senators’ office. When the receptionist answers, ask to speak to the Ag staffer. Let them know that you are following up to make sure that your senator received the letter delivered on Monday regarding the 2012 Farm Bill.
Help make sure your Congress people read the letter closely! This call can make a difference!