#PowerOfFresh Social Media Toolkit
Current Grassroots & Policy Social Media Toolkit
Our focus is on the 2018 Farm Bill, we anticipate the United States House of Representatives and Senate to vote on the bill prior to July 4. United Fresh with along with allied partners of the The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) invite you to 1) write your Members of Congress and 2) use the below social media posts to share the issues most important to our industry in the 2018 Farm Bill.
We need YOU to help amplify our efforts from home! Social media provides a great opportunity to interact and engage directly with lawmakers who will have an impact on the Farm Bill – an interaction that can be captured by national, regional, local and trade media, as well as your members and the public at large.
Below find important resources to help support Farm Bill efforts :
Who to Follow & #Hashtags to Use
Farm Bill Sample Tweets and Facebook Posts
TWITTER: Send any of the below Tweets, then replace “@SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats” with your Member of Congress’s Twitter handle and post . If you do not know their handle, look them up here or use the Twitter search option. Remember 2 Senators 1 House member, and as you follow @UnitedFresh retweet our posts to amplify the message!
FACEBOOK: Turn on your Constituent Facebook Badge, if you have not already done so, personalize or simply post one of the following draft messages.
I support @SCFBA #FarmBill priorities to enhance nutrition programs, continued support for Specialty Crop Block Grant program, combating invasive pests and diseases, support for trade and research funding. @SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats: http://farmbillalliance.org/#priorities *[Insert Graphic]
Government investment in the competitiveness and sustainability of the U.S. #SpecialtyCrops industry will produce a strong return on investment for all of America, not just farmers. @SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats #PowerOfFresh http://farmbillalliance.org/ *[Insert Graphic]
As the leading fresh fruit and vegetable trade association @UnitedFresh is pushing for a #FarmBill that supports #SpecialtyCrops and helps businesses like mine grow. @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats @SenateGOP @SenateDems check out our priorities http://farmbillalliance.org/priorities/ *[Insert Graphic]
Join #PowerOfFresh in celebrating National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month! @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats @SenateGOP @SenateDems support #SpecialtyCrops priorities in the #FarmBill http://farmbillalliance.org/priorities/ *[Insert Graphic]
#FarmBill programs help the #SpecialtyCrops industry compete in a global marketplace, develop research tools that improve the cultivation process, and contribute to a healthier America. Read about our priorities here: http://farmbillalliance.org/priorities/ *[Insert Graphic]
We continue to share @SCFBA priorities for the #FarmBill w/@SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats. Learn more about our #SpecialtyCrops priorities including SCRI, MAP, TASC, APHIS Section 10201, and FINI grants: http://farmbillalliance.org/priorities/ #PowerOfFresh *[Insert Graphic]
#SpecialtyCrop production accounts for $66B in farm gate value and 33% of farm cash receipts for crops. @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats @SenateGOP @SenateDems: please don’t forget what you heard from @UnitedFresh and @SCFBA members http://farmbillalliance.org/priorities/ #FarmBill
Our country’s #SpecialtyCrop industry needs a strong #FarmBill that addresses our priorities http://farmbillalliance.org/#priorities. It’s time for Congress to send a bill to the President’s desk that supports our industry. *[Insert Graphic]
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Farm Bill Social Media Images
Thank You for Your Support
Questions about the #PowerOfFresh Social Media Toolkit please contact Director, Grassroots and Political Action Angela Tiwari 202.303.3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the 2018 Farm Bill visit The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA).