ACTION ALERT: Send your Members of Congress the FOTO Support Letter Signed by 141 Organizations

Thank you! 141 organizations in your network of Rural Coalition members and allies have signed onto the FOTO letter!

 

Now it’s time to reach out to your congressional members and send them the Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Organizational Sign-On Letter. When you share the letter, let them know that you strongly support these critical programs, and urge them to support the FOTO provision establishing permanent investments in outreach and technical assistance to grow the next generation of beginning farmers and ranchers and assure the inclusion of historically underserved, socially disadvantaged, and veteran producers.

*FOTO is the combined “2501” and beginning farmer and rancher program. For more information on our work leading up to this letter (link), scroll to the bottom of the page.

 

ACT NOW → SEND THE FOTO LETTER TO CONGRESS

 

OUR FARMERS NEED CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THIS CRITICAL PROGRAM IN THE UPCOMING FARM BILL

 

Your message to Congress could be the deciding factor! It is time we all stand up for our farmers and ranchers.

 

 

 

 

https://www.ruralco.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FOTO-Org-Sign-on-Letter-final-.pdf

 

 

  • Find your Members of Congress’ Contact Information

 

 

https://callyourrep.co/

 

Make sure to take down their email address and fax number

 

 

  • Email or Fax the PDF to your Members of Congress

 

 

This action is more effective if you include a short message for why you support the FOTO Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Program (also known as Section 12301 in the Senate Farm Bill)

 

A quick example:

 

Please support the Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Program (FOTO) in the 2018 Farm Bill. Urge Congress to provide baseline funding for young, new entry, veterans and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers!”

 

with —Attached PDF of the Organizational Sign-On Letter

 

More Information on FOTO:

 

https://www.ruralco.org/2018/09/07/foto-background-information-provide-opportunity-for-our-nations-new-entry-and-historically-underserved-veteran-farmers-and-ranchers-through-usda-programs-and-services/

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