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The Farm Bill

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About the Farm Bill

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Our current food system is broken, and it didn’t happen by accident. Decades of bad food policy designed to benefit agribusinesses and mega-farms, combined with unchecked corporate mergers, have wreaked havoc on family farmers, public health and rural communities.

The Farm Bill is up for reauthorization in 2012, and if we can implement certain changes, we can create a healthy food system for everyone. 

Act to improve our food.

What a Fair Farm Bill Means for You

  • Better choices: Breaking up the agribusiness monopolies will bring a more vibrant marketplace.
  • Stable prices: Restoring common-sense practices like agricultural reserves can prevent speculation from driving up food prices.
  • Increased access to healthy food: More families will have easy access to healthy foods they can afford.
  • Stronger local infrastructure: Reversing the consolidation in the food system would allow for more local businesses.
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What a Fair Farm Bill Means for Farmers

  • A level playing field: A fair marketplace for small farmers cannot exist without breaking up the agribusiness monopolies.
  • Fair markets: Farm pricing and contract policies can ensure that all producers receive enough from their sales or services to provide a fair return.

What a Fair Farm Bill Means for the Environment

  • Environmental stewardship: Conservation programs can improve biodiversity, minimize pollution, and conserve essential resources.
  • Sustainable farming: Independent farmers will receive support to help them shift to more diversified operations.

Take Action

We can achieve a healthy food system if enough people demand change in the next Farm Bill.

Act now: Sign the petition.

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