As we honor our second Earth Day during the pandemic, investing in a healthy world⁠—both people and planet⁠—has never felt more urgent. Agriculture uses half of the world’s habitable land, and farmers and ranchers play a vital role in the health of our communities and the environment.
California legislators and food and farm organizations are working together to ensure that equity and climate resilience are at the center of our food system’s recovery from the pandemic. In March, Assemblymember Robert Rivas introduced AB 125, The Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act, which will appear on the 2022 ballot.