Good news! The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act, introduced on Nov. 1 by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1), now has 53 House and 6 Senate co-sponsors. More co-sponsors are still needed to make a greater impact.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is asking citizens to urge their Senators and Representatives to sign onto this bill. The more support that grows for this bill’s provisions, the greater likelihood that important pieces of this legislation will be put into the next Farm Bill.
This bill is for all Americans, rural and urban. It maintains funding for programs with proven track records in the next farm bill cycle. Most importantly, it boosts farm income and creates jobs.
To take action, here is what you can do: