Imagine supporting farmers markets, child nutrition, and local agriculture with money we spend on factory farms.
Our lawmakers should spend the next month figuring out how to reduce our $16 trillion debt instead of showering special interests with even more wasteful subsidies that have nothing to do with the drought.
We need a Farm Bill that plants the seeds of resilience.
Had Congress heeded our advice, farmers and taxpayers would be far better able to deal with a lack of grain, grass, and water from the drought.
The future of food and farming depends on it.
Government policies and spending primarily support industrialized agriculture and the giant farms and corporations that profit from it.
Our farm and food system is broken.
Climate-friendly agriculture isn’t just about cutting carbon emissions.
As family farms and ranches fail, consumers suffer, too.
The government should be strategic with biomass crops instead of just throwing money at the problem.
We may have the first chance in decades for every level of our government to seriously address the grievous effects agribusiness monopolization on consumers, farmers, and our environment.