Supporting sustainable agriculture, for farm and future
All Americans benefit from conservation solutions
Farming for the future means building resilience today. American farming depends on it, and farmers are counting on Congress for support.
Farmers want Congress to act
Farmers have a long history of innovation and stewardship, and many are turning to conservation practices that pay to manage risk and increase resilience. But they can’t do it alone.
They’re counting on Congress to provide flexible incentives and tools that make it easier for them to adapt their operations and benefit from delivering conservation solutions.
Bill Couser: Sustainable agriculture is farming for our future
Conservation solutions, for farm and future
This is a pivotal moment for American farmers. Profitability has never been more important, but is increasingly difficult to achieve.
As more frequent extreme and variable weather increases production risk, farmers need new solutions for supporting resilient operations and long-term profitability.
American farmers steward two-thirds of our nation’s land, all while producing food, fuel and fiber. By adopting and maintaining conservation practices on that land, farmers can also improve soil health, protect water quality, sequester carbon and reduce risk from extreme weather.
Ultimately, building agricultural resilience is good for farmers, their communities and our country.
As new policies emerge for advancing resilient agriculture, stay informed about progress and ways to get involved.
Bipartisan policies show the way
Congress can reward farmers for their efforts through voluntary, science-based policies. Examples include policies that:
- • Create new environmental marketplaces
The Growing Climate Solutions Act would make it easier for farmers to participate in environmental markets and access new revenue streams.
- • Modernize crop insurance
Federal crop insurance should incentivize conservation practices that reduce production risk.
- • Expand USDA conservation programs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture runs farm bill programs that are the largest source of funding for conservation on private land.
- • Build climate resilience on the frontlines
An unprecedented alliance of agriculture and environmental groups has joined forces to advance bipartisan climate resilience policies.
Hear from America’s farmers
Keith Alverson: Sustainable agriculture is modern farming
Susan Brocksmith: Sustainable agriculture is making this land better for future generations
Scott Henry: Sustainable agriculture is farming for our future
Mike Sullivan: Sustainable agriculture is how this farm thrives