National Organizations Urge Congress to Support Bipartisan Compromise in Senate Farm Bill

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‘Bill should help families in need, farmers and protect the environment’

A broad array of national organizations today called on every member from both chambers of Congress to support the bipartisan compromise achieved in the Senate farm bill. In their letter, the groups urged the leadership of the House and Senate agriculture committees to make hungry families, family farmers and environmental protection the top priorities in the final farm bill.

“Our organizations urge Congress to pass a farm bill that helps put food on the table for families in need, supports all farmers, and protects the environment. The bipartisan Senate farm bill earned 86 votes, a historic level of support. Like the Senate bill, the final farm bill should strengthen anti-hunger, conservation, and local food programs, support the next generation of diverse farmers, tighten farm subsidy loopholes, and reject anti-environmental riders. To achieve these priorities, Congress must commit to finalizing a farm bill that reflects the bipartisan compromise achieved in the Senate farm bill.”

The following organizations signed on:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Public Health Association
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • Association of American Indian Farmers
  • Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
  • Bread for the World
  • Catholic Rural Life
  • Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Certified Naturally Grown
  • E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
  • Earthjustice
  • Endangered Species Coalition
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Fair Food Network
  • Feed the Children
  • First Focus Campaign for Children
  • FoodCorps
  • Food Policy Action
  • Food Research & Action Center
  • The Food Trust
  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Hunger Free America
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
  • Islamic Relief USA
  • Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
  • MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
  • MomsRising
  • National Black Farmers Association
  • National Center for Frontier Communities
  • National Consumers League
  • National Farm to School Network
  • National Farmers Market Coalition
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • National Parent Teacher Association
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
  • National WIC Association
  • National Women’s Farming Association
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
  • Nutrition Policy Institute
  • 1000 Days
  • Organic Farming Research Foundation
  • Pesticide Action Network
  • PolicyLink
  • Public Health Institute
  • Reinvestment Fund
  • Rural Coalition
  • Save EPA
  • Sierra Club
  • Slow Food USA
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Labor Union
  • Western Environmental Law Center
  • Western Organization of Resource Councils
  • WhyHunger
  • The Wilderness Society

Contact: Alex Formuzis: 202.667.6982 –  alex@ewg.org

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