The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is collecting names of organizations that support the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act. Sponsored by Representative Chellie Pingree and Senator Sherrod Brown, this legislation will improve federal farm bill programs that support local and regional farm and food systems. It will help farmers and ranchers engaged in local and regional agriculture by addressing production, aggregation, processing, marketing, and distribution needs and will also assist consumers by improving access to healthy food and direct and retail markets. And of utmost importance, this legislation will provide more secure funding for critically important programs that support family farms, expand new farming opportunities, and invest in the local agriculture economy.
NSAC and other supporters will be talking to federal legislators about the bill over the next few weeks and lobbying for their support. It is useful for them to have a list of organizational supporters during this process. If your organization would like to be listed, go to the link below:
Click on this link and fill out the required information correctly to have your organization listed
The original deadline for listing organizations was November 2 at 4 pm EDT, but do not hesitate to add your organization after the deadline - it will still be extremely useful.
To see an earlier action alert with further details about the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act, please visit this link.