About Us

Problem

United States food and agriculture policies currently enable a handful of the world’s largest corporations to control our food and farming system at the expense of farmers, workers, and all of us who eat.

Mission

Farm Action Fund is building the political muscle to stop corporate monopolies, hold government accountable, and build fair competition in rural America.

Vision

We envision a fair, sustainable, and healthy food system that empowers farmers, workers, and rural communities to feed their neighbors.

Values

We are bold in our actions and relentless in our pursuit of a food and agriculture system that works for everyone, not just a handful of powerful corporations. We work collaboratively to build the strength to win this fight, and we act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in our work.

Our Approach

Farm Action Fund team members have a proven track record of success and are tested leaders in the food and farm community. Speaking out for a fair and just food system, Farm Action Fund has the opportunity to leverage the voices of some of the most trusted professionals in the country: American farmers.

Advocating for Change at the White House and Federal Agencies

In late 2020, our team developed a roadmap for the incoming Biden administration to revitalize our rural communities and deconsolidate our food system. In July 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, setting out 72 action items to be taken by federal agencies with the goal of disrupting corporate power. This Executive Order represents the most aggressive stance against corporate power by an administration in decades, and the White House has thanked our team for drafting the “playbook” for their actions related to food and agriculture. We are now seizing an unprecedented opportunity to work with the administration to put these reforms into place.

Driving Legislative Reforms Through Congress

The Farm Action Fund team has earned the respect of key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. We are frequently called upon to brief members of Congress on food and agriculture policy. Many of Farm Action Fund’s policy recommendations have been drafted into legislative packages, including the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act, the Farm System Reform Act, and the Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act. Our eyes are on the 2023 and 2028 farm bills, which present the best opportunity to drive these and other major policy reforms in food and agriculture.

Learn more in our most recent year in review.

Our Origin Story

Building the Political Muscle to Stop Abusive Corporate Monopoly Power

From unfair agriculture markets to worker abuses, inhumane animal conditions, and environmental degradation, we recognize a common theme in our food and agriculture system: at the root of all these issues lies monopolistic corporate control, impacting every one of us. 

By connecting and supporting unlikely allies, we spread awareness that abusive corporate power is the common adversary to a resilient and just food and agriculture system. Our mission keeps the interconnectedness of the land, animals, workers, farmers, ranchers, and communities at the forefront of this fight.

Farm Action Fund takes the fight to our capitols and the ballot box by supporting policies that dismantle industrial agriculture and shift power into the hands of individuals all along the food supply chain. Headquartered in Missouri, we are a political nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization. Farm Action, a tax-deductible charitable 501(c)(3) organization, is our research and education affiliate.

Together, our two organizations represent a seamless chain of action from research and policy development, to the adoption of the policy through legislative action by elected officials who support our vision.