Take Action for Agriculture & Climate Resilient Infrastructure Investments

Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 by
Credit: NSAC

We’ve got a once-in-a-generation opportunity for significant investment in our farming system that is essential to address the climate crisis.

Can you take three minutes today to call your members of congress? We’ve got contact information and a sample script for you below.

A few minutes makes a big difference.

Thank you for taking the time for vital agriculture and climate action!

Call or email both Senators Feinstein and Padilla and your House Representative, you can find their information below.

  • Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841 or email
  • Senator Padilla: (202)-224-3553 or email
  • Look up your House Representative contact information here.

The message is simple:

“Hi, my name is ____ I am a constituent from,______ I am calling about pending federal investments in infrastructure. This is a once in a generation opportunity to make sure farmers have the tools that they need to address climate change.
Please do your part for farmers in California and make sure Congress includes at least $200 billion into climate, agriculture, and green infrastructure investments this year.
This will ensure farmers can adopt climate-friendly practices, researchers can develop climate-resilient crops, and local and regional supply chains can support strong community resilience.
Can I count on your office to champion this critical funding for farmers and for California?”
Let us know you’ve called by sending us an email at at info@calclimateag.org!

Background

Earlier this spring, CalCAN joined over 450 organizations urging for significant federal investment in rural and food system resilience. Our message was delivered and now we need to make sure Congress heard us as they debate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package to build climate resilience. It is vital that agricultural infrastructure is allocated significant funding, specifically, our priorities for climate and agriculture funding are:

  • Double Farm Bill conservation funding
  • Triple research and extension project funding
  • Quadruple agriculture processing infrastructure and rural energy funding
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