Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal

Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal is a bipartisan national coalition of rural and urban farmers and ranchers, and organizations that represent farmers and ranchers. Coalition members share a commitment and work together to advance food and agriculture policies that support organic, regenerative, agroecological and biodynamic food production and land-management practices.

 

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OVERVIEW

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal national coalition views the Green New Deal not as a partisan political initiative, but as a framework for transformational policy reform, across all sectors of the U.S. food and farming system. 

The coalition supports policy reforms that expand economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers whose practices and businesses:

  • combat climate change by reducing emissions and drawing down and sequestering carbon
  • contribute to a clean environment and restore natural habitats
  • provide access to locally produced, contaminant-free, nutrient-dense food
  • help build and support resilient local and regional food systems and economies
  • provide safe working conditions and living wages for farm workers

The coalition is committed to working with Congress to ensure that farmers and ranchers have a seat at the table when it comes to defining and finalizing the specific policies and programs that will form the basis for achieving the goals outlined in the Green New Deal Resolution.

 

Click here for the full list of policy goals

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Coalition Communications Toolkit

Interested in recruiting farmers and ranchers in your network? Head over to the coalition's Communications Toolkit and download campaign materials to assist you in the recruitment process.

 

Click here to view the toolkit

Businesses for the Green New Deal

Sometimes the general public forgets that farm and ranch operations are businesses, and that farmers & Ranchers don’t operate in a vacuum. They are an integral part of their local business communities. If you’re a farmer or rancher and you’d like to be part of the larger movement for better policies for independent business owners, sign here to join the American Sustainable Business Council’s Businesses for the Green New Deal coalition.

 

Sign here to join the ASBC’s Businesses for the Green New Deal

GND News

The Green New Deal Wants Farmers to Restore the Land, Not Keep Wrecking It

By Ainsley Harris | 07/01/2019

Regenerative agriculture might sound at first like a subtle variation on organic. But if the term “organic” highlights what’s absent—no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides—”regenerative” goes a step further, advocating for practices like adaptive multi-paddock grazing, in which ruminants like cows and sheep are slowly rotated across a property, so they graze on and fertilize one section of the farm at a time while allowing the rest to naturally regrow and replenish.

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal Frequently Asked Questions

By Regeneration International | 06/20/2019

[Download/Print as PDF] Q. What is the national coalition of Farmers & Ranchers for a […]

Letter from U.S. Farmers & Ranchers to Congress: We Need a Green New Deal

By Regeneration International | 05/20/2019

Are you a farmer or rancher? Or a farmer- or rancher-member organization? Would you like […]

A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture

By Curt Ries | 05/10/2019

We are at a radically new stage in our fight for the planet. The Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youth-led Sunrise Movement, and hundreds of other climate justice leaders and organizations has given us a new holistic framework for tackling both the climate crisis and structural inequality.