Clean Farms, Healthy Virginia
We can change the way we grow our food in the commonwealth. Let's call on Sen. Warner to support local food in the next Farm Bill.
Industrial agriculture pollutes our air and water
We should grow our food in ways that help protect and preserve our environment. Unfortunately, industrialized monoculture and factory farms dominate contemporary American agriculture.
These unsustainable farming practices contribute to air and water pollution, soil erosion, oil dependency, poor public health, animal abuse, and poorer living standards for farmers.
Local food protects our environment
Fresh, local food shouldn’t be hard to find.
The state can do much more to expand opportunities for sustainable farmers that don’t pollute our air and water. Today, most of the food sold in supermarkets and restaurants comes from factory farms. Fortunately, by creating infrastructure that allows local farmers to compete, we can change the way we eat in Virginia.
Together, we can win for local food
As Congress rewrites the Farm Bill, we have a critical chance to reform the ways Virginia grows, delivers and consumes food.
But we need massive public support to create distribution access for small, sustainable and local farms. Our staff has knocked on tens of thousands of doors across the commonwealth, gathering support for local food.
The real key to winning this fight is you. By taking timely grassroots action, you can help win much-needed programs to help local, sustainable farmers.
Fresh, local food shouldn’t be hard to find—and we can do much more to expand opportunities for sustainable farmers.
- Every summer, farmers markets and other fresh food outlets are popular destinations in Virginia. We have more than 185 farmer's market in Virginia.
- Factory farm and soil runoff are worst in the summer—contributing to massive water pollution.
- In order to promote fresh markets while mitigating industrial environmental damage, we need all Virginians to encourage Sen. Warner to demand changes in the new Farm Bill.