Letters to the Editor (LtEs) and Op-Eds advance AFA’s mission by creating a calling card that AFA’s Government Affairs Advocates can use to get a meeting with your representatives.

LtEs socialize messaging that AFA lobbying depends on. When voters care about the issues we care about, that translates to voting power.

AFA-supporter published LtEs:

By Roberta James

The Herald Review (Illinois)
“Fiber Increase a Must for All”

January 13, 2022 – Roberta James

“Did you know you are less than half human? That is because we each have 38 trillion microorganisms in our guts which outnumber our human cells … read more .

By Justina Miller

Fairbault Daily News (Minnesota)
“A Fiber-rich Future is Full of Benefits”

January 6, 2022 – Justina Miller

“You know how people say, “Everything causes cancer”? There certainly are environmental landmines everywhere… read more. ( pdf )

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By Justina Miller

The Star Tribune (Minnesota)
“Forward-thinking support needed”

October 24, 2021 – Justina Miller

“Patrick Condon’s Sept. 24 article (“Farmers struggle to access funding”) discusses the lack of federal support for the growing number of farmers interested in improving conservation practices. Speaking of federal support, … read more ( pdf )

By Roberta James

The Herald Review (Illinois)
“Consider benefits of plant-based food”

May 21, 2021 – Roberta James

“Jug after jug of cows’ milk make their way into Decatur residents’ shopping carts. Why aren’t environmentally preferred alternatives such as soy milk, oat milk, hemp milk, hazelnut milk and even almond milk being favored? Two reasons come to mind … read more

By Laura Reese

The Washington Post (DC)
“Getting to the meat of the matter “

May 4, 2021 – Laura Reese

“Stephanie Feldstein’s April 30 Friday Opinion essay, “Biden isn’t trying to cut meat consumption. But he should.,” suggested that national climate policies should promote lowering meat consumption. Agree or not, … read more

By Alissa Kircher

Southern Maryland Chronicle (Maryland)
“Animal waste grants are not the answer”

Feb 11, 2021 – Alissa Kircher

“As a Maryland resident who is concerned about human health and the impacts of animal agriculture, I was troubled to see that the Maryland Department of Agriculture … read more

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