There’s nothing like spending a few days with farmers and ranchers to get a sense of how hard they work, and of how many challenges they face.
A number of our OCA and Regeneration International members spent last weekend at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
We talked to dairy farmers struggling to hold onto multi-generational family farms.
We met with young potential farmers in search of affordable land to farm or graze animals.
We listened to organic and regenerative farmers describe how difficult it is to compete economically in a system clearly rigged in favor of Big Cheap Food.
Mingling with farmers serves as a reminder that the food on our tables—at least, the real food—doesn’t grow in grocery stores.
It takes real people to produce real food. And it takes consumers like you to support them.
It also takes people like you to force Congress to stop using your tax dollars to, as Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) says, pay “too much to the wrong people to grow the wrong foods in the wrong places.”
If you value your health, if you value good food—and the soil it grows in—you get why we’re committed to helping the farmers who share your values. Your donation today will help us keep our commitment to farmers, and to consumers like you.