February 20, 2020
Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF) formally introduced the coalition to legislators, staff and media at an event on Capitol Hill on February 19. FSF was formed in 2019 to educate Congress and the general public about agriculture’s sustainability accomplishments and the potential for future gains. FSF will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies. Legislative activity on climate change will get underway this spring, but will not begin in earnest until after the elections in November.
FSF’s new website, unveiled at the event, focuses on the coalition’s four organizing principles: Reducing Barriers in the form of undue regulations or bureaucratic obstacles; Incentivizing Innovation to help farmers make further gains in sustainability gains; the need for Resilient Infrastructure to maintain and improve support for agricultural operations, rural communities and related agricultural businesses; and Science-Based Initiatives to develop new technologies and practices to help farmers and ranchers achieve greater efficiencies and enhance sustainability. The website also provides considerable data documenting agriculture’s major sustainability gains. See also “Farmers for a Sustainable Future launched,” from Feedstuffs.
UEP is a member of FSF and will highlight the organization’s principles and website on UEP social media, providing greater detail about egg producers’ sustainability gains. The FSF Fact Sheet, Principles, and Toolkit provide more information about the organization and agriculture’s sustainability accomplishments.
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