Moniteau County Neighbors Alliance

The Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is proposed to provide $7.5B ($7,500,000,000) for U.S. agriculture and nutrition systems in the next 5 years.  It is hugely important to our local communities.  The debate over entities that receive these funds is contentious.  National legislators need to hear from the U.S. citizens about where and how this taxpayer money should be spent.  The following local groups provide the guidance you need to get started and stay engaged.  Please advocate for a better farm bill that supports a change to the current unsustainable agricultural system! 

FARM ACTION

Farm Action envisions a fair, inclusive, and competitive Food and agriculture system that respects our land, natural resources, and neighbors around the world.  Based in Moberly, Missouri, Farm Action is closely following the Farm Bill and providing the information we citizens need to help get a better bill passed.  

Fair Farm Bill

Farm Action has zeroed in on four pillars of change in the new farm bill. Major shifts in policy within these four categories would mean we've finally broken the Bi Ag-friendly mold of the past. 

The Four Pillars of a Fair Farm Bill: 1) Food, Not Feed, 2) Justice for All, 3) Build Local, Eat Local, and 4) Conservation and Regeneration  

Tools and Resources to help you get up to speed and influence your legislators: 

  1. Farm Bill Primer:  Learn the basics of the Farm Bill 
  2. Policy Handbook:  Support Farm Action's policy platform 
  3. Advocacy Toolkit:  Educate elected officials and other policy makers
  4. Legislative Fact Sheets: Helpful endorsements for advocacy work

Webinars

April 4, 2023
Justice for All: Centering Equity in the Farm Bill, April 4, 2023 

April 18, 2023
Build Local, Eat Local: Supporting Regional Food Systems in the Farm Bill 

May 2, 2023
Conservation and Regeneration: Fostering Resilience in the Farm Bill 

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MISSOURI COALITION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

For over 50 years, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) has educated, organized, and advocated in defense of Missouri's people and environment.   

2023 Farm Bill Action Page 


Media Release: Missouri Farmers and Environmental Advocates Plea with Congress for Crop Insurance Reform (April 26, 2023) 

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MISSOURI RURAL CRISIS CENTER

The Missouri Rural Crisis Center (MRCC) is a statewide farm and rural membership organization founded in 1985 with over 5,600 member families. Is mission is to: 

  • preserve family farms,
  • promote stewardship of the land and environmental integrity,
  • strive for economic and social justice by building unity and mutual understanding among diverse groups, both rural and urban.

Farm Bill Information

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MRCC Webinar: June 7, 2023

MRCC Webinar: May 31, 2023

MISSOURI SIERRA CLUB

The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 with a mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth, practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources, educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. 

Farm Bill Priorities 2023  

Why is it so important to fix the Farm Bill?

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