The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) has joined 19 other advocates to launch the “Farm Bill for America’s Families: Sustaining our Future” campaign to urge Congress to pass the 2023 Farm Bill this year. The campaign seeks to engage consumers, leaders, and lawmakers on the importance of the farm bill and highlights five core objectives: food security, job creation, conservation, risk management, and addressing hunger.
The current farm bill expires on Sept. 30, 2023.
Besides wheat, soybeans, corn, cotton, pork, peanuts, and rice, the other founding members of the campaign include the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Seed Trade Association, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and The Nature Conservancy.
“Farm Bill for America’s Families believes that together, we can ensure our food system remains thriving and sustainable for all Americans, for generations to come,” the coalition said in a press release.
The coalition’s campaign also has a website
(farmbillforamericasfamilies.com) that includes information and facts about agriculture and the farm bill such as:
- There are more than 2 million farms in the U.S., covering 874 million acres of land.
- Agriculture supports 46 million jobs in the U.S.
- Today, the farm bill’s nutrition programs help supply more than 9 billion meals annually.
- Through the farm bill, growers have voluntarily enrolled 140 million acres in conservation programs.