As the saying goes, “all politics is local.” That’s why grassroots advocacy is so important.
Last week, we were honored to take part in Local Foods Awareness Day at the Texas Capitol, hosted by our friends at the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA). We covered a lot of ground! Dozens of farmers, ranchers, food entrepreneurs, and farmers’ market managers from across the state met with our State Representatives and Senators to urge passage of bills that will strengthen the local food system in Texas.
Heading into the home stretch of the 86th Legislative Session, more of our priority bills are still standing than in any Session in recent memory. Here are just a few of the bills that have a real shot at becoming law in the next three weeks: