Adamah Farm Bill Campaign

A Just and Climate-Friendly 2024 Farm Bill Could Help the Food System…

  • bring its emissions to net-zero by 2040
  • adapt to a changing climate
  • prioritize racial justice
  • reduce food waste
  • incentivize land, soil, and water conservation
  • increase equitable access to healthy, fresh food
  • uplift community-led land use and food sovereignty

The once-every-five-years Farm Bill authorization process is in full swing! This presents an historic opportunity to lower the nearly one third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spewed by the food system and reshape food production and distribution toward justice and equity.

Join a robust, intersectional movement from a Jewish perspective! There has never been a better time for working together on behalf of our food future.

Recently passed legislation, including the game-changing Inflation Reduction Act, has laid the groundwork for decarbonizing our economy.

Introduced legislation called the Agriculture Resilience Act provides a road map for reducing emissions from agriculture to net zero by 2050 through proven soil health and wholistic food system measures.

Now it’s time to spring into collective action to build on this momentum, transforming our food system toward justice and climate resilience by protecting IRA funding and including ARA language in the 2024 Farm Bill.

Take Action with Adamah’s Farm Bill Campaign

Watch the webinar* below, then use the script to call your legislators and tell them you want a just and climate resilient Farm Bill!

*You may notice the language in the webinar around a 2023 Farm Bill. If you’ve checked your calendar to confirm that it is, in fact, already 2024, you’re correct! Congress was meant to take action in the fall of 2023 when the 2018 Farm Bill expired, but they failed to reach a compromise and instead wrote an extension. They are now taking up the reauthorization process in spring 2024! All information about the Farm Bill in the webinar is still accurate, just on a slightly delayed timeline😊

Building on centuries of Jewish wisdom, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Z”L said:

“The opposite of good is not evil; the opposite of good is indifference. In a free society where terrible wrongs exist, some are guilty, but all are responsible.”

Terrible, fixable wrongs exist in the food system.

Thirty-five million people in the U.S. confronted hunger in 2019 while 30-40% of food produced was wasted, accounting for millions of tons of unnecessary pollution and trillions of gallons of irrigation water used to no effect.

While Heschel left us guidance on combating indifference and taking responsibility, he also taught us to wake up in the morning and feel the radical amazement of being alive, to seek happiness through wonder.

Join us in eschewing the practice of doom scrolling through all that is wrong in favor of the very Jewish twin practices of action and awe.

When we start to see the choices that are not available, we can begin to see the role of political power in our daily lives. Who decides what options are available for us to choose in the first place?

Dr. Leah Stokes, from her essay A Field Guide for Transformation in the All We Can Save anthology
We are grateful to our partners in food system advocacy with whom we work in coalition including the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.