Right now, lawmakers are considering what bills will be included in this year’s Farm Bill, making it the time to contact your elected officials and let them know which of these proposals are most important to you and your community.
Curious about what’s being considered? Scroll down to check out food co-ops’ current (and growing) list of proposed bills that, if included, could help guide us towards a more just, resilient and regenerative food system. Got a tip for a bill we should include? Email us.
This is a limited time opportunity to help shape farm and food policy for the next five years in the farm bill—don’t delay!
How to contact Congress about the Farm Bill
If you’re a phone person, it’s easy—call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. The operator will ask for your address to help connect you with staff who work in your elected officials’ offices – that’s two Senators and one Representative. If you prefer to write, that’s no problem! For each of the bills in this series, we’ve included a link directly to the bill’s webpage on GovTrack.US with contact information and handy tips. Learn more about How to Contact Congress.
Explore the bills below to find bills that YOU support. Each title links to an article about what the bill would do and who supports it – and even a brief sample script to help you communicate to your elected officials when you call or write.
We can build a just, resilient food system with the Farm Bill
Nationally, community owned food co-ops work together through National Co+op Grocers (NCG) to advocate for our communities’ shared priorities for the food system. Want to join us? Join a food co-op near you!
NCG does not endorse politicians. Lawmakers named in this article series are included as a function of their leadership roles or committee service.