Our food system is broken, but it didn’t get that way by accident. The food on our plates has been shaped by a misguided series of pro-corporate policies that carve out an agricultural system that works for the few, at the expense of the many. Farm policy — combined with growing corporate consolidation and unchecked power — siphons money away from family farmers and the communities that depend on them, and supports industrial farming systems that harm our soil and water, communities, economies and health.
Today’s food and farm system is not inevitable. The future we seek is a matter of making decisions to support family farmers, strengthen local and regional food systems that work for farmers and eaters, and thus, fortify the prosperity of all Americans. Each one of us can use our voice, our vote and our fork to join family farmers in the struggle for a more just food system, and a future that benefits all of us.