Fly-in to D.C.
With the 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization on the horizon, advocates and farmers from across the country gathered in Washington, DC to champion the federal programs important to them and their communities. Farmers, ranchers, and food systems advocates for more than thirty meetings with Congressional leaders and senior USDA officials to encourage them to prioritize sustainable food and farm needs in the upcoming farm bill and in ongoing program implementation efforts.
Farmers and advocates came to Washington, DC to advocate for a range of issue areas including increased support for sustainable agriculture research, local and regional food systems, working lands conservation, and improving crop insurance. Participants also voiced their support for specific pieces of legislation such as the Agriculture Resilience Act and the Strengthening Local Processing Act.