Farmer Coalition Forms to Tell Story of Sustainability

Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability.
The coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies.

The coalition will reach out to elected leaders and the media to highlight the progress farmers have already made to reduce their environmental footprint. The coalition also will assure the adoption of meaningful and constructive policies and programs affecting agriculture.

“Farmers and ranchers are committed stewards of the land, leading the way to climate-smart farming by promoting soil health, conserving water, enhancing wildlife, using nutrients efficiently, and caring for their animals,” an announcement from the group said. “For decades, they have pushed past the boundaries of innovation thanks to investments in agricultural research and the adoption of practices that improve productivity, provide clean and renewable energy, enhance sustainability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.”

FSF’s guiding principles call for policies that support science-based research, voluntary incentive-based conservation programs, investment in infrastructure, and solutions that ensure vibrant rural communities and a healthy planet.

Members include American Farm Bureau Federation, American Pulse Association, American Sugar Alliance, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, and more.

Source: The Fence Post