Last week, the Healthy Farms Healthy People Coalition sent House and Senate Leadership a letter calling on congress to enact a comprehensive new farm bill before the end of the year. HFHP calls for a modern farm bill that protects children and families from hunger, promotes human and environmental health and sustainable farm land stewardship, enables community-driven food projects, and supports rural economic development. While HFHP did not endorse either the House or Senate farm bills in their entirety, we took this opportunity to urge congress to take action before the end of this session to advance legislation that will meet the diverse needs of the nation’s food and agriculture system, including the critical role of the food and agriculture sector for promoting and protecting human health. Please take a look, and feel welcome to use this letter as a template for your own letter to congress. If you have any questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Farms, Healthy People Coalition Steering Committee member organizations sent a letter to Senate Leadership, along with Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts of the Agriculture Committee urging an agreement to move forward with consideration of the farm bill. Click below to read or download the letter.