By Maisie Greenawalt, Vice President of Strategy
We recently gave a small donation to help the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) send 30 farmers and farm advocates to Capitol Hill. The group was being gathered to defend sustainable agriculture programs from drastic cuts as Congress worked toward a budget deal. Farmers met with multiple congressional leaders and leaders of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as the press.
We heard later from Susan Prolman, executive director of NSAC, that three of the farmers who went were from California, including Juan Perez of J&P Organics, pictured here. The farmers shared personal experiences that really brought home the human, economic, and environmental impacts of sustainable farming practices.
“Farmers are the best possible spokespeople in support of funding for programs that allow them to farm sustainably,” Susan said.
We are proud to support these policy efforts on behalf of our more than a thousand small Farm to Fork suppliers.