There are less than eight months before the current Farm Bill expires. Now is the time to demand BOLD solutions, especially BOLD climate solutions in the next Farm Bill. Take Action TODAY!
The 2023 Farm Bill is being written now, and it needs to center farmer solutions when it comes to the climate crisis. Farmers need resources like funding, support for on-farm research, and risk management tools to implement climate-friendly farming practices. The Agriculture Resilience Act asks Congress to implement these solutions in the next Farm Bill.
Sign this letter to tell Congress you support the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA): the next Farm Bill must be a climate bill.
LSP supports the ARA because:
- Farmers need quality agricultural research on climate issues. The ARA includes funding for climate and agriculture research, including critical on-farm research and farmer technical assistance through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and the regional Climate Hubs.
- Farmers need crop insurance options that support resilience and adaptation. To that end, the ARA requires the Risk Management Agency to recognize all Natural Resources Conservation Service practices as good farming practices.
- Beginning farmers and farmers of color need financial support for their expert work on building climate-friendly systems. The ARA offers expanded assistance to farmers of color and beginning farmers.
Farmers need investments in climate-friendly systems like advanced grazing management, agroforestry, organic agriculture, improved manure management, soil health, composting, user-friendly on-farm renewable energy, and other practices that sequester carbon. The ARA invests in these ecologically beneficial systems across a range of programs.
Add your name to the call for climate action in the Farm Bill.