We, the undersigned individuals, organizations and businesses, support local farms and our local economy. So should the 2018 Farm Bill.
We ask you to champion a Farm Bill that feeds us all. Please:
>> defend nutrition programs that put healthy food within reach and stimulate the economy, such as SNAP (food stamps), and Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives (FINI)
>> increase funding for conservation programs which help farmers safeguard resources, such as Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
>> secure ongoing funding for programs that promote farmers markets and other regional outlets for local foods, such as Value Added Producer (VAP) Grants and Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP)
>> support programs that help family-sized, beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to succeed, including loans, training, technical assistance, research and other support Respectfully,