Call Your Legislators – Support Climate Smart Farming in MA

From the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:

How different would our food system look in two, five, ten, or fifty years if our country made a serious investment this year in key tools for addressing the climate crisis on farms? We have an opportunity to make progress on that vision today.

Congress is currently working on legislation that offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fund climate-friendly agriculture conservation practices, climate and agriculture research, and resilient local supply chain infrastructure. Lawmakers in the House and Senate need to hear from us this week urging them to take bold, transformative action for the future of our food system. Will you make a few 60-second calls today?

Here’s how:

  1. Call the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 (If you have time, it’s best to reach out to both of your Senators and your Representative. Short on time? Start with your Senators!)
  2. Leave a message that goes something like this (feel free to make it your own!):

“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent from ______. [Tell them if you’re a farmer!] I am calling about pending federal investments in infrastructure. This is a once in a generation opportunity to make sure farmers have the tools they need to address climate change. Please do your part for farmers in Massachusetts and make sure Congress includes at least $200 billion into climate, agriculture, and green infrastructure investments this year. This will ensure farmers can adopt climate-friendly practices, researchers can develop climate-resilient crops, and local and regional supply chains can support strong community resilience. Can I count on your office to champion this critical funding for farmers and for Massachusetts?”

No time to call? Click here to send a quick email to your lawmakers instead.

Thanks for doing your part to support a climate-ready local food system into the future!

PC: Scott Streble