RELEASE: A bright future for agriculture depends on passage of the Build Back Better Act


Contact:​ Jessica Manly, National dota2(江苏)决赛下载v1.6版 Coalition, 518-643-3564 ext. 722


Washington, D.C. (December 22, 2021) Passage of the  Build Back Better Act  is an existential issue for the farmers in our coalition.  Climate action is their number one priority  because climate change threatens their livelihoods and the future of their farms. Young farmers live the consequences of climate inaction, as extreme weather, drought, and pest pressure impact their ability to feed their communities on a daily basis.

“Our farmers are uncompromising in their stewardship practices,” said  Sophie Ackoff, co-executive director of the National dota2(江苏)决赛下载v1.6版 Coalition . “They are making massive investments of their time, their energy, and their careers to create the infrastructure of a resilient future. We need our policymakers to match their commitment.”

Thanks to the advocacy of our coalition of over 200,000 individuals and our partners,  Build Back Better  includes over $28 billion for agricultural solutions to climate change.  This is a 45% increase in funding for USDA conservation programs, relative to the 2018 Farm Bill projected cost . This investment would mobilize USDA conservation programs to support climate-smart agriculture, enabling farmers to mitigate climate change and build resiliency against the worst impacts of climate change.

Build Back Better  would address not only climate change, but the critical barrier of land access, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) farmers. The bill includes $200 million to address land loss and improve land access. But more importantly, by increasing overall farm bill spending, we have a greater opportunity to win a historic investment in equitable land transition in the 2023 Farm Bill. With Build Back Better , our vision for  One Million Acres for the Future  is possible.

Passing  Build Back Better  is also necessary for supporting BIPOC and other under-resourced farmers. The bill includes $12 billion of FSA debt relief for economically-distressed farmers and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged farmers. These farmers cannot wait for relief as their debts come due in January.

Our farmers are close to losing hope in their ability to feed our country. On behalf of our coalition of working farmers, we urge Senators to return to Washington in January to move forward quickly with this once-in-a-generation investment in our future, and we look forward to working with them in this goal.


Join our email list to receive critical actions, resources, and updates.

英雄联盟竞猜抽注APP v7.1 电竞竞猜最新版入口新版v0.3 宝博电竞视频结果网址 宝博电竞赛事详情 JJ竞技登录手游 英雄联盟竞猜最新版比赛网址