The U.S. government must stop prioritizing the interests of agribusiness over small farmers, abetting further corporatization of the food system here and in other countries, including India.
We have joined protest marches, tractorcades, and countless meetings with government representatives to advocate policies to achieve economic, racial, cultural, and social parity, and stand in solidarity with the Indian farmers defending their livelihoods, their food sovereignty, and the future of their republic.
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.