Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AFT advocates for family farmers and ranchers in the halls of Congress and in federal agencies and departments. A trusted partner, we work on both sides of the aisle, in committee rooms and personal offices.
We educate members of Congress and staffers about the importance of conservation for soil and water health, threats to farmland, and the urgent need to support new markets for family farmers. We work with USDA agencies to ensure that conservation programs are implemented as envisioned and that they benefit both family farmers and the environment.
And we represent family farms and farmers to a diverse coalition of conservation, agricultural and anti-hunger organizations.