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FarmBillReauthorization

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INCREASE FUNDING
for fruit and vegetable farmers
A Society of Behavioral Medicine Call to Action
WHERE WE
ARE
The U.S. food supply only has enough produce for Americans to eat 1 1/4 cups of vegetables and 1 cup
of fruits
each day.
WHERE WE
WANT TO BE
Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend
2 1/2 cups
of vegetables and 2 cups
of fruits
per day.
Not eating enough fruits and vegetables causes 17% of U.S. deaths.
No one should die because of low fruit
and vegetable intake.
CONGRESS MUST HELP
include funding to increase fruit and vegetable farming
Farm Bill Reauthorization
add fruits and vegetable to crop commodity programs for price loss
and risk
remove commodity program base-acre restrictions on fruit and vegetable
planting
provide extra subsidies for fruit and vegetable farmers
Crop Insurance
account for the unique risks of growing fruits and vegetables
develop insurance products with input from fruit and vegetable farmers