Guess what? Last week, the Senate heard from us – and they listened! Because of calls from grassroots advocates like you, the Senate passed an amendment – the Durbin-Coburn amendment – that
takes a bold first step towards reforming ballooning crop insurance subsidies for wealthy mega-farms in the 2013 Farm Bill!
Calls from constituents helped encourage 59 Senators to support this common-sense, long overdue amendment. Even better, it will save taxpayers over 1.3 billion dollars and will ensure maximum
support goes only to those who need it, not a handful of mega-farms.
Grassroots action worked last week, but we can’t stop there.
We’ll need your voice over the next few weeks more than ever – making calls and spreading the word about other amendments that make a real difference in the lives of farmers and invest in local communities.
Can you make a call today to support local and regional food system development in the 2013 Farm Bill?
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a critical amendment last week that will have a transformative impact on our food and farm system. The amendment increases
funding for critical programs that directly help farmers and communities put solutions into action on the ground – including Community Food Projects, the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, the Value-Added Producer Grants Program, and the Senior
Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
We need YOU to call your Senators today!
Here’s the contact info for your two Senators:
Sen. Carl Levin
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Calling is easy – just dial the numbers above and leave a message like this one below with the person who answers the phone:
Thanks for all you do,