Tell Congress: Don’t Forget Family Farmers!
Congress is expected to vote soon on a massive stimulus package. Unfortunately, family farmers and their communities are largely left out. Contact your representatives TODAY!
Here’s what aid should look like in our communities: direct aid for the vulnerable producers most impacted by this crisis, including farmers who sell to local, regional, and direct markets who aren’t well served by traditional disaster payments (and particularly any undocumented farmers). Increasing the government’s ability to purchase local farm products and get them into the emergency food system for those in need. Investing in community efforts on the frontlines – like new approaches for connecting growers with new customers and food aid, helping farmers boost food safety measures, and more.
Family farms are essential!