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.
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.
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: