From our headquarters in Washington, D.C., AFT advocates for farmers, ranchers, and their lands in the halls of Congress and in federal agencies and departments.
Since its founding in 1980, AFT has played a significant role as a bridge-builder and convener in Farm Bill debates, working to find common ground between environmental and agricultural groups. A trusted partner, we work on both sides of the aisle, in committee rooms and personal offices.
We educate members of Congress about the urgent need to protect farmland, increase conservation for healthier soils and cleaner waters, and support new and next-generation farmers. We work with Agriculture Department agencies to ensure conservation programs are implemented as envisioned and to the benefit of both family farmers and the environment.
We represent family farms and farmers to diverse coalitions of conservation, agricultural, and anti-hunger organizations. And we do that work with the help of food and farmland advocates like you.