Include agriculture in Federal climate policy:
CalCAN is joining hundreds of organizations across the country to call on legislators to invest in agriculture’s climate solutions.
As a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), we are working to elevate the issue of climate and agriculture policy at the federal level by bringing farmer and rancher voices to the table with thousands of signatures on this letter.
We know that farmers and ranchers are on the frontlines of climate change, already experiencing impacts from severe heat, extreme rains and devastating wildfires. We know that there is an urgent need to address the climate crisis and its impacts on agriculture.
We believe that sustainable and organic farmers and ranchers can be resilient to extreme weather events, store excess carbon in our soils and trees and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are calling on farmers and ranchers to join thousands of other producers across the nation to ask policymakers and federal administrators to help us meet the challenges of a changing climate and become part of the solution.
If you are a farmer or rancher, sign on here.
NSAC will use this letter in meetings with members of Congress, USDA program leaders, and other key decision-makers to urge effective policy action to combat climate change, and especially to help farmers and ranchers weather the storm and lead the way towards a more sustainable future.