Call your senators and district representative. Write them a letter. Sign our petition.

Call Your Lawmakers

1. Look up phone numbers for your members of Congress (House.gov, Senate.gov)
2. Nail down your taking points
3. Make the calls today

Write Your Lawmakers

1. Look up contact information for your members of Congress (House.gov, Senate.gov)
2. Nail down your taking points
3. Write and send your note today

Sign Our Petition

Congress needs to hear from their constituents that the Farm Bill is important to them.
Please consider signing this petition and sharing it on social media.

Tweet Your Support

1. Look up your members of Congress Twitter handles,
2. Tweet @ them letting them know they need to support a #StrongFarmBill

OR

1. Tweet to all of your followers that you support a #StrongFarmBill
2. Encourage them to advocate for one by visiting 2018FarmBill.org

Sample Phone Call Script


Hi there,

My name is _______, and I am from _______. I’m calling because I’d like (Senator or Representative) _______ to support a stronger Farm Bill. The current version in the House falls short of the sort of support that farmers and consumers need right now.

~ Farmers need a stronger safety net because they are dealing with a five-year, fifty percent drop in profitability.

~ We need strong conservation programs to support farmers in protecting our land and water.

~ We need strong market access and fair markets for family farmers and ranchers

~ We need strong nutrition programs to make sure our most vulnerable can afford to eat and feed their children.

~ Lastly, farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of six to one. We need strong programs to support the next generation of farmers to secure our food supply and take care of our land.

I'm going to keep close attention to whether or not (Senator or Representative) _______ supports a stronger Farm Bill. Please keep me up-to-date on his/her efforts.

Thank you.

Sample Letter or Email


Dear (Senator or Representative) _______,

My name is _______, and I am from _______. I’m calling because I’d like (Senator or Representative) _______ to support a stronger Farm Bill. The current version in the House falls short of the sort of support that farmers and consumers need right now.

~ Farmers need a stronger safety net because they are dealing with a five-year, fifty percent drop in profitability.

~ We need strong conservation programs to support farmers in protecting our land and water.

~ We need strong market access and fair markets for family farmers and ranchers

~ We need strong nutrition programs to make sure our most vulnerable can afford to eat and feed their children.

~ Lastly, farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of six to one. We need strong programs to support the next generation of farmers to secure our food supply and take care of our land.

I'm going to keep close attention to whether or not you support a strong Farm Bill. Please keep me up-to-date on your efforts.

Thank you.

(Your name) ________

Learn More

Dig deeper into areas of focus within the Farm Bill, and find out what NFU is advocating for! Below are our policy briefs, with talking points and action items for Congress to consider when they are passing a Farm Bill this year.

Farm Safety Net
Conservation
Nutrition
Diverse Markets
Beginning Farmers
Farm Stress
Competition

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