The Hand That Feeds U.S. coalition announced this week that NAWG and five other organizations have joined its ranks, and that growers can now sign up online to receive updates about the campaign’s progress.
Since launching on May 11, the coalition has added NAWG, the Agricultural Retailers Association, American Agri-Women, Crop Insurance Professionals Association, Growth Energy and Texas Grain Sorghum Producers to its broad list of funding members. The coalition has also continued to win the acclaim of rank-and-file farmers.
A new section of the campaign’s Web site – Get Involved – gives those farmers a way to participate with the group by signing up to become a coalition member, receive regular campaign updates and even contribute to the cause.
The Hand That Feeds U.S. is aimed at filling the information vacuum between everyday farmers and urban reporters that has long plagued the agricultural industry.
Activities the coalition has already undertaken include development of an interactive Web site; release of a regular e-newsletter; coordination of face-to-face briefings between farmers and reporters; and institution of a rapid response program designed to answer critics.
The project is an educational spin-off of Farm Policy Facts, a highly successful communications effort focusing on the importance of strong farm policy. NAWG has participated with Farm Policy Facts since its inception in 2007.
To learn more about The Hand That Feeds U.S., visit www.thehandthatfeedsus.org