Support Local Food & Beginning Farmers in the Next Farm Bill!
Act Now! Call Senator Mark Kirk & your U.S. Representative
Wherever there’s local food, there are farmers feeding communities and creating jobs. Farmers and ranchers are meeting the skyrocketing demand for fresh, healthy food everywhere – at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and in schools across the nation. At the same time, the farmers and ranchers across the country who feed us are getting older. The average American farmer is now 57! Now is the time to invest in the next generation of folks who want to raise our food and steward the land. They’re going to be job creators, entrepreneurs, and innovators, and you can help them get the tools they need to succeed just by making a phone call.
Senator Mark Kirk: 202-224-2854
Look up your U.S. Representative’s contact information based on your address by clicking here
Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Bill Enyart and Rep. Jan Schakowsky are already co-sponsors, if Rep. Enyart or Rep. Schakowsky are your legislators make a call and thank them for their support. Legislative co-sponsors are vital for the success of these bills. They help move the bills through Congress and ensure pieces of them are included in the next farm bill.
Tell your legislators: I am a constituent and a voter. (tell ‘em if you’re a farmer!) I support local farmers, want good food in my community, and support investments in the next generation of farmers. Please co-sponsor the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 and the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2013 today!
Thanks for speaking out! Your voice will make a difference!