UPDATE: One result of January's fiscal cliff negotiations was that the House approved a nine-month extension of the now-expired Farm Bill. This short-sighted stopgap solution further jeopardizes food stamps and completely defunds the 2501 Program. Congress must pass a new Farm Bill in 2013 and we will continue to fight for a version that puts healthy food and family farmers first.
The current version of the Farm Bill ignores the tremendous levels of hunger and unemployment in our communities. Congress is poised to both cut food stamps for nearly half a million recipients and cripple a program that assists Black family farmers — in favor of defending wasteful subsidies designed to line the pockets of Big Agribusiness.
Please join us in calling on Congress to put human health and livelihoods first by fully funding those portions of the Farm Bill that protect critical nutritional assistance programs and secure the continued existence of Black family farms.
Click to read the original email we sent to members about this campaign.