The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) urges proponents of sustainable agriculture to ask your congressional representatives to co-sponsor two pieces of legislation that can help set the tone for the 2012 Farm Bill debate. Congress is expected to pick up their work on a new Farm Bill soon with Senate hearings to start in February. We now have a prime opportunity to amplify our voices and push for legislation that includes some of sustainable agriculture’s conservation, local food, beginning farmer, and organic priorities.
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act
Ask your two Senators and Representative Co-sponsor the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act (BFROA) of 2011. According to NSAC, BFROA would