Learn More About a Climate-Smart Farm Bill

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The next Farm Bill is being negotiated now. These negotiations represent a vital opportunity to address the role of the agricultural sector in the climate crisis. The proposal has implications for climate change, environmental justice, hunger, and economic justice issues.

Learn more about the issues by following the links below.

Expert Opinion Briefing

Thursday, April 13

8:00 PM

Learn More & RSVP April 13

A Climate-Smart Farm Bill, with Jim Walsh, Policy Director, Food & Water Watch

Jim Walsh of Food & Water Watch will speak with UUSJ about how we can use the Farm Bill to push the agriculture sector toward conservation, reductions in carbon emissions, and to protect land, water, and biodiversity from degradation.

As convenor of the Alliance Against Farm Bill Offsets, Jim will highlight a vision for a Farm Bill that resists carbon markets and offsets as well as unsustainable agricultural practices and dirty energy, often promoted under the guise of climate-smart agriculture.

Take The Related Action: Write Letters

The Farm Bill presents a critical opportunity to advocate for a climate-smart agricultural sector that advances justice. We want and need a proposal that moves the agricultural sector in a sustainable and regenerative direction. As faith advocates, we have a moral imperative for a greener Farm Bill and kick-start a multi-cycle effort to push the sector and our food systems in the direction of solutions.

Send a message using our online letter platform.

UUSJ is planning virtual Hill visits in relation to Earth Month, as staffer schedules allow. If you want to join those efforts, please let us know by filling out the meeting interest form or reaching out to advocacy@uusj.org. Hearing about your interest in advance will help us detail engagement plans.

Faithful Farm Bill Briefing

Tuesday, April 18

1:00 PM

Register with IPL

UUSJ joins Interfaith Power & Light, the American Friends Service Committee, and others in sponsoring an event to lift the importance of pursuing a Faithful Farm Bill.

Build Local, Eat Local: Supporting Regional Food Systems in the Farm Bill

Tuesday, April 18

5:00 PM

Register with FA

A food system controlled by multinational corporations threatens our food supply and national security. Let’s rein in Big Ag’s power and create resilient local and regional food systems.

UUMFE Earth Day Service

Thursday, April 20

8:00 PM

Register Here

Embody the transformational, regenerative power of Spring through sacred activism for Earth and all our relations.

The People vs Fossil Fuels Coalition – of which UUSJ is a member – has long pushed for President Biden to use his existing authority to (1) stop approvals for all new fossil fuel projects and exports, (2) end fossil fuel production on public lands and waters, and (3) declare a climate emergency to more rapidly shift us off of fossil fuels.

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