The federal Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that impacts every one of us. However issues arising around rural socio-economic collapse, soil loss, and water degradation suggest the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill is a historic opportunity to shift agriculture in a more regenerative direction. By rooting the Farm Bill around strong soil health principles we can solve our economic and environmental woes, while restoring the health and wellness of a nation. The current Farm Bill discussion should incorporate regenerative reform minded initiatives that can help farmers and ranchers shift into a more solution-oriented and risk adverse transition towards regenerative agriculture principles and practices.
Join Regenerate America and a growing number of farmers and ranchers, landowners, tribal communities, citizens, organizations and companies who believe soil is our common ground and that our future is dependent on the actions that we take today. Together we can achieve wide-scale adoption of regenerative agriculture.
GC RESOLVE FARM BILL POLICY PRIORITIES
The below GC Resolve Farm Bill Policy Priorities serve as a policy brief on how to best engage in the 2023 Farm Bill. The policy priorities listed can be used as suggestions when advocating for environmental and equitable farm policy changes with our Congressional Representatives. If the below suggestions are pursued farmers and ranchers will be able to reduce rising greenhouse gas emissions, cleanse our waterways, provide more access to nutritionally abundent food, and allow for the next generation of young, diverse farmers to participate in the future of agriculture instead of big investors or foreign multi-nationals.
NRDC REGENERATIVE POLICY REPORT
For a comprehensive report on farm policy, please review the NRDC's report: Regenerative Agriculutre: Farm Policy for the 21st Century. In this report, NRDC interviewed more than 100 farmers and ranchers from 47 states and Washington DC, to learn more about regenerative agriculture and the barriers to and opportunities for practicing it on more acres. The result is a list of policy recommendations to advance regenerative agriculture.
Review the report by clicking below.