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The 2023 Farm Bill

Whether you are a farmer, a farmworker, involved in the preparation or distribution of food, or just, like all humans, an eater, the Farm Bill touches your life. Beyond our professional roles and our roles as eaters, the Farm Bill addresses broad issues that affect the health of our communities and our environment: equitable access to food, justice for Black farmers and others historically harmed by the agricultural system, access to land and capital for new farmers, and the role of agriculture in both emitting greenhouse gases and adapting to climate change.

The Farm Bill comes up for renewal every five years and 2023 is the year that a new Farm Bill must be passed. This is our opportunity to create a more sustainable and just agricultural system.

Because the Farm Bill can be overwhelming in its complexity — the final bill will likely be over a thousand pages long — the seven NOFA chapters and MOFGA have banded together to create a unified message with just a few key priorities to focus the people of our states on action. We have identified “marker bills” — the bills legislators put forward to get their ideas for the big Farm Bill on record in order to gather support to be included in the big Farm Bill.

You can take action on the priorities identified across all eight states by going to this Action Alert page where you can send a message to both CT Senators and to your own Congressional Representative. You can also learn more about the priority bills that CT NOFA supports, here.

Take action!

Reach out to your congressional legislators and ask them to support climate, land, and food justice for all.

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