Senate Bill 5947 is an important piece of legislation that is currently before the Washington State Legislature that takes aim at carbon emissions generated in our agricultural sector.
When passed, Senate Bill 5947 will create the Sustainable Farms and Fields voluntary grant program. This program will support and reward farmers and ranchers who deploy on-farm practices and technologies that store carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental outcomes.
Washington’s agricultural sector is poised to make a significant contribution toward the work of addressing climate change. Senate Bill 5947 will be an important step in this direction. With your support we are confident it will pass but it is important that you demonstrate your support as soon as possible.
Will you help make sure it passes? Below are three ways you can show your support for the Sustainable Farms and Fields bill.
- Call your senator. Now is a great time to call your senator and let them know you support SB 5947 and that they should prioritize funding effective climate solutions that benefits communities across Washington State.
- Provide input on the Sustainable Farms and Fields grant program. The Washington State Conservation Commission has released a short survey for farmers to give input on the proposed grant program. Complete the survey.
- Sign the letter of support. If you’d like to show your farm or organization’s support for SB 5947, join Tilth Alliance in signing onto the letter of support. To add your business or organization, email Noa Kay and let her know what name/logo should be used.