Sign on to California’s Food Day Farm Bill petition today, and tell Governor Brown, our state agriculture and health officials, and our Congressional delegations to stand up for a healthy food and farm policy. As the nation’s largest agricultural producer, California grows nearly half of the nation’s fruit, nuts and vegetables and has a critical stake in national food policy.
In honor of Food Day 2011 – set for October 24th - Strategic Alliance is partnering with more than a dozen California-based organizations to gather support throughout the state for a farm bill that supports healthy food, equity, environment and agriculture. Join us today, and Strategic Alliance and its partners will make sure your message is delivered.
As Congress makes critical budget decisions affecting the nation’s food and farming systems, we urge our policy makers to champion California’s priorities and protect programs that:
- support healthy diets;
- increase access to healthy food and beverages in schools and communities;
- promote conservation practices on farms and reduce the need to use synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizer;
- foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers, and
- build thriving local and sustainable food systems.
Help us build support before October 25th by forwarding this petition through your networks. Together we can build momentum for a Farm Bill that promotes California’s priorities.
Want to lend your organization’s name to the cause? Click here to read and endorse our more in-depth organizational letter. More than sixteen anti-hunger, public health, food and agriculture organizations have already signed the letter.
To learn more about Food Day or add your Food Day event to the map, click here.