The U.S. Farm Bill directly impacts your life at least three times per day — at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It affects everyone who grows, buys or eats food in America because it determines how America produces food.
The Non-GMO Project joins Regenerate America and a coalition of farmers, businesses, nonprofits and individuals to demand that the 2023 Farm Bill shifts resources and support toward regenerative agriculture.
If you're still looking for a reason to add your name to Regenerate America's petition for a regenerative future, here are six great ones:
- The Farm Bill governs most of our food and agriculture systems, a huge cross-section of programs and systems that touches everyone in the country.
- The current bill will expire on September 30, and the reauthorized version will be in effect for the next 5-7 years. That means the new bill could control how we produce food for the remainder of this decade — a critical window of time to take action on the climate crisis.
- The Farm Bill influences what farmers grow and how they grow it through crop insurance, conservation and commodity programs. It is our most significant opportunity to mindfully create a regenerative, abundant and secure food system for future generations.
- In the past, the Farm Bill has upheld industrial-style agriculture, encouraging consolidation and farming practices that degrade our single greatest asset — healthy, carbon-rich soil. We're currently losing topsoil ten times faster than it can be replenished. But changing how we farm can change that, providing nutritious crops and abundant topsoil.
- Regenerative and organic farms are already outperforming conventional farms under extreme weather conditions, producing greater yields and increasing farm operators' incomes. Healthy and abundant topsoil is better at filtering and storing water, helping to preserve another precious commodity.
- Prioritizing regenerative agriculture energizes rural economies and communities. Regenerative investment increases the profitability of farming, supporting young and underserved farmers from diverse backgrounds.
If you share our belief that our food systems should regenerate critical natural resources, provide nutrient-dense foods and contribute to a vibrant rural economy, add your voice today.
To read more about the Farm Bill and the benefits of regenerative agriculture, visit Regenerate America's website here.
To take action now, you can sign the petition here.