NFFC has always worked with family farmers to advocate for policies that support healthy, sustainable communities and prevent crises like COVID-19.
On April 14, let your Members of Congress know that no one in the food system should be left behind, especially during this health and economic crisis.
The fourth stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 is already being developed. on the President, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce to declare a national disaster in the agriculture and seafood sectors to unlock existing federal disaster funding and services, and enable Congress to appropriate further relief funds for the farm and seafood sector. In addition, federal agencies must use every tool available to keep people in their homes, on the land, and on the water.
Similar to the healthcare system, our food system has been radically underfunded and under prioritized, with corporations and profitization driving decision-making, but a new stimulus package focused on racial and economic equity could help to address that.