Urge Congress to pass a Farm Bill that prioritizes public health

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!

Please personalize the message below to highlight why Congress must pass a strong Farm Bill that improves and protects 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.

Thank you for considering my recommendations. I look forward to hearing your position on this important public health issue.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]