America’s farms have long been the heart of our nation. Our farmers know how to seed, cultivate, grow, raise, and harvest enough food for all of us to lead happy, healthy lives, in a way that safeguards our environment and secures a bright future for our children.
Unfortunately, multinational corporations spend millions lobbying for incentives that push farmers to grow feed for livestock all over the world, instead of producing the nutritious food that’s better for farmers to grow and consumers to eat. This leaves too many of us hungry, sick, and without access to the fruits and vegetables that our government recommends.
And that’s not all: this approach also drives farmers from their land, abuses animals, destroys our water, soil, and air, and even threatens America’s national security through a reckless trade imbalance. All the while, multinational corporations reap windfall profits.
That’s why a growing coalition of farmers, health, faith, environment, labor, and animal advocates is hosting a summit in Washington to demonstrate the need and momentum to fundamentally change America’s agriculture policies. In February, ahead of the 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization, this coalition will advocate a policy shift to towards Food, Not Feed, to revitalize America’s heartland and put profits back in the pockets of our family farmers.