We at Southern SAWG are thankful for your support with the Farm Bill grassroots outreach! The numbers are in:
- More than 300 of you all signed the petition to demand action on the Farm Bill
- Southern SAWG was in the top 10 of referrers for petition participation (That’s good stuff!)
60 organizations partnered with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition on this effort and there were 20,000+ signatures on the petition. So what does this mean? It means that Congress heard loud and clear that we want active movement towards a Farm Bill that is equitable and sustainable and FULLY FUNDED.
We want to hear from you. Did you call your member of Congress on November 15? If so, were you able to get through to the legislative aid handling agriculture? Or, did you speak to the staff assistant or receptionist? What are your thoughts about the Farm Bill? How will the lack of funding affect your ability to do business? Again share your thoughts. We want to hear what you have to say.
Stay tuned….. while all has been relatively quiet this week. We are hearing that there might be activity in the next week and half with a possible grassroots push the week of December 3rd. We will keep you posted. In the meantime enjoy your week and again THANK YOU for your hard work on November 15th!