Today, Republicans in Congress unveiled their Farm Bill. This bill would be a disaster for our food system. It would harm our environment and public health. And it would allow pesticide companies to keep poisoning bees and butterflies.
In short, this bill is nothing more than a massive giveaway to Big Ag. We need your help to push your Representative to reject it!
Tell Congress: Reject the new Farm Bill and stop Big Ag from destroying our food system!
The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that must be reauthorized every five years. It dictates subsidies and spending on programs that impact our entire food system — from insurance companies to factory farms to nutrition assistance for the working poor.
This bill provides an opportunity for Congress to incentivize a sustainable, healthy and just food system. Congress could use the Farm Bill to reduce pesticide use, increase organic agriculture, and put the brakes on rampant pollution from massive factory farms.
But instead, Republicans in Congress are designing a bill that promotes business as usual. Their bill will enrich agribusiness and crop insurance companies while encouraging pesticide-intensive and polluting industrial agriculture.
Tell Congress: Reject any Farm Bill that puts corporate profits over people and the environment!
We need a food system that allows bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to flourish. One that protects us, our kids, farmworkers, rural communities and farmers from toxic pesticides. And one that doesn’t contribute to climate chaos.
The Farm Bill is one of the most important places to fight for this food system. We can’t let House Republicans use it to advance giveaways to Big Ag.
Tell your Representative: Stop the Farm Bill’s giveaways to Big Ag!
Standing with you,
Food and technology program director,
Friends of the Earth