The Farm Bill is the promise our government makes to families and farmers every five years.
From farm to fork, America’s food system should make the safest and healthiest food available to everyone, and the Farm Bill introduced in the House of Representatives falls far short. Congress must deliver on this promise and give us a Farm Bill we can be proud of.
Below are links to statements
from organizations calling for improvements to specific parts of the Farm Bill.
Anti-Hunger & Equity
If It’s Not Broken, Why Fix It? Draft Farm Bill Puts Unnecessary Burdens on Low-Income PeopleFood Research & Action Center
Conaway SNAP Proposals Would Increase Food Insecurity and HardshipCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities
California Association of Food Banks Opposes SNAP Cuts in House Farm BillCalifornia Association of Food Banks
Conservation & Agriculture
House Republicans Take Aim at SNAP Program, Disregarding Evidence of Success Reducing Hunger and Poverty and Stimulating Local EconomiesUnion of Concerned Scientists
The Facts About Working Lands Conservation in the House Draft Farm BillNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
American Agriculture Needs a Strong Farm Bill, Draft House Bill Doesn’t Deliver
Draft Farm Bill Delivers Knock-Out Punch to "Tiny But Mighty" ProgramsNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
End of Payment Limitations Would Pave Way for Further Farm ConsolidationNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
The House's draft 2018 Farm Bill fails farmers and everyone elseInstitute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
Nutrition & Health
Farm Bill Provision Would Actually Imperil Health of Farm CommunitiesNatural Resources Defense Council
American Heart Association reacts to farm bill proposed by House RepublicansAmerican Heart Association
Farm Bill proposal’s SNAP changes would increase hunger, harm public healthAmerican Public Health Association
Food Systems & Safety
Food Policy Action Statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s Release of 2018 Farm Bill LanguageFood Policy Action
Unprecedented Farm Bill Provision Allows EPA to OK Pesticides Without Looking at Harm to Endangered SpeciesCenter for Biological Diversity
Congress Must Reject Regressive Farm Bill: Antiquated bill props up pesticide-intensive agriculture and factory farmsFriends of the Earth