Explore MRCC's policy priorities

Members of the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative are committed to testing and scaling approaches to help transition row crop production toward a regenerative system. However, while supply chain projects led by these companies and organizations operate at a significant size, their direct impact and influence alone is insufficient to drive landscape-level change. MRCC members and the public depend on policies set at the federal, state, and local levels to help improve the harmful impacts associated with agriculture.

This is a defining moment for positive policy that invests in agriculture as a climate solution. The upcoming farm bill is the last policy opportunity for Congress to significantly influence the agricultural system ahead of the deadline for companies to meet their 2030 science-based targets.

Through the development of our 2022 policy report, Working Lands Lead the Way: Policy Priorities for Regenerative Agriculture (PDF), the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative identified avenues for greater impact by more effectively leveraging public and private resources. Paired with insights gained from operating supply chain projects in the Midwest, the report highlights important opportunities for systems change that maintains economic and environmental viability for all in the value chain.

Additional policy memos highlight recommendations for enhanced public-private partnerships and the business case for regenerative agriculture.