Now that the Senate and the House have advanced versions of the Farm Bill they will need to meet in conference to work out the differences between the two vastly different bills.
APHA urges Congress to pass a Farm Bill that
strengthens SNAP, encourages healthy eating by maintaining programs like the
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and SNAP-Ed, strengthens nutrition education programs and
improves the economy by supporting local farmers and local retailers who expand
access to healthy food in our communities. We also urge Congress to reject
provisions in the bill that would weaken current laws, or prevent local
governments from adopting laws, that protect the public from pesticides.
Additionally, we oppose weakening or eliminating key conservation programs that
are important for the long-term sustainability of agricultural lands and the
health of their surrounding communities.
Urge your representatives to support a Farm Bill that priortizes public health!
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Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent and American Public Health Association advocate I write to urge Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to develop a final Farm Bill conference report that reduces hunger and prioritizes public health.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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