Brenna Norton works on grassroots outreach and organizing efforts for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) leading up to the 2012 Farm Bill. She has worked and volunteered for a wide range of nonprofits, campaigns, and in a Senate committee office.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Congress Should Reward Farmers Who Are Good Stewards
Oklahoma is facing its worst drought since the Dust Bowl. A historic drought is also gripping Texas and surrounding southern states. Floods have ravaged America’s heartland, and we’re discovering unsustainable levels of soil erosion in Corn Belt states. On a larger scale, we see an alarming loss of crop and livestock biodiversity, a decline of bees and other pollinators, and expanding ocean dead-zones. Now more than ever, our nation should promote agricultural conservation measures and sustainable farming systems.