The Rally for Resilience will bring together farmers and farm organizations from all over the country with a united request for their members of Congress to make climate change policy a priority in the 2023 Farm Bill! | SOURCE |
In a show of support for this important event, Solectrac will have two of our e25 Electric Tractors at the rally from March 7-8. Join the collective call to action: The next Farm Bill needs to explicitly empower farmers to address climate change, by providing resources, assistance, and incentives that will allow them to lead the way in implementing proven climate solutions!
This event is sponsored by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). The NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
What NSAC is asking for?
The key asks we will be centering are:
- Farmer-led Climate Solutions: Farmers must be supported in building systems that are resilient to climate change impacts, improve and sustain their economic bottom line, and increase biodiversity. This includes incorporating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and carbon sequestration into all the landscapes of U.S. agriculture.
- Racial Justice in the Farm Bill: The expertise of Indigenous and traditional communities must be valued and supported, and these communities must be engaged in the processes of developing farm bill policies and programs. Such policies and programs must prioritize their needs through maintaining and restoring or improving access to land, technical assistance, and funding. Such assistance is necessary to support the holistic approaches that, as a co-benefit to broader ecological benefits, reduce GHG emissions and build and maintain carbon sequestration.
- Communities, not Corporations: It is time to address corporate consolidation and concentration and protect the livelihoods of small to mid-scale farmers. The farm bill must identify solutions that support effective rural and urban development and livelihood; support key areas of research and technical assistance, including collaborations with holders of traditional ecological knowledge to develop new climate solutions; and strengthen and enforce antitrust laws to take on economic giants that dictate prices, because fair markets are critical to food sovereignty.
For details on the vision and goals of the rally and the three priorities, see the full statement.