Support a Greener Farm Bill and "Sow Justice"

We need to ensure that all farmers have access to land conservation programs and that local small farms are given proper funding and encouragement.

Earth Day, on April 22, is a time to make responsible decisions about how we are going to live on this planet. Few human activities have the kind of impact on God's Earth as the production and consumption of food.

Ask your legislator to take steps to sustain a healthy food system, just as our food sustains us. Ask your legislator to “Sow Justice” by supporting policy changes that:

  • Ensure that all farmers who wish to be good stewards of the environment and their lands have access to working land conservation programs, such as the Conservation Security Program;
  • Foster the growth of local food systems, cutting down on the use of global warming-causing fossil fuels to transport food, supporting smaller farmers and providing more nutritious food options for consumers;
  • Redirect "safety net" payments to those farmers who need them the most.
Sign the petition below to "Sow Justice" by supporting a new, improved Farm Bill!

This petition is sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Program, which believes that there is nothing more important than caring for our planet, its inhabitants, and all other things created by God.

Dear [Congressperson],

Our current Farm Bill does not do enough to support small, local or organic farmers.

I want to see the Farm Bill re-written to support local food systems, treat the land with reverence, shrink economic inequalities, alleviate hunger and enliven rural America.

I am asking for policy changes that:


  • Ensure that all farmers who wish to be good stewards to God’s land have access to working land conservation programs, such as the Conservation Security Program

  • Foster the growth of local food systems, cutting down on the use of global warming causing fossil fuels to transport food, supporting smaller farmers and providing more nutritious food options for consumers

  • Redirect "safety net" payments to those farmers who need them the most

[Your comment]

Thank you.

Sincerely,
[Your name]
[Your address]
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