TELL CONGRESS TO PASS THE FARM SYSTEM REFORM ACT
Indiana’s laws continually fail to protect rural communities from the harm caused by CAFOs. That is why it is imperative that we work toward passing federal legislation that enables the transition away from factory farming and towards more sustainable methods.
The Farm System Reform Act is a bill that would place an immediate moratorium on the construction of all new and expanding large CAFOs—a critical first step in changing the structure of our food system in the United States.
The bill was introduced by US Senator Cory Booker and Representative Ro Khanna in 2021, and since then has gained the support of over 300 sustainable farming groups and animal welfare, environmental, and public health organizations. The Farm System Reform Act encourages sustainable farming methods and ensures a level playing field for all farmers and ranchers by:
- Providing a voluntary buyout option for farmers looking to transition out of operating a CAFO
- Phasing out the largest CAFOs (as defined by the EPA) by 2040
- Holding corporate integrators responsible for pollution and other harm caused by CAFOs, rather than farmers, taxpayers, and consumers
- Strengthening the Packers & Stockyards Act (anti-trust law) to crack down on monopolistic practices of multi-national meatpackers and corporate integrators
- Restoring mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef and pork and expand the requirements to dairy products
- Prohibiting the USDA from labeling foreign imported meat products as “Product of USA.”
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Read the full text of the S.2332 – Farm System Reform Act of 2021.