Kiss the Ground Advocacy
The Campaign to Regenerate America
The majority of U.S. soils are extremely degraded – topsoil loss is occurring at a rate of 4.6 tons per acre, per year on agricultural land, a major contributing factor to our climate, water, and health crisis. Now is the time to build massive political will to advance regenerative agriculture.
Regenerate America is an unprecedented coalition of farmers, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals from every corner of our country and all political stripes working together to ensure that the next Farm Bill shifts resources & support towards regenerative agriculture. Soil is our common ground, and our common good, so join the campaign today.
Catch up on the latest stories and policy updates.
Read our Farm Bill Platform and key policy proposals.
Why the Farm Bill?
Big shifts in practice require big shifts in policy.
What is the Farm Bill?
From farm to plate, it covers more than you think.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Our commitment to DEIJ
Regenerate America is a diverse, bipartisan coalition of farmers, businesses, nonprofits, and citizens working together to transform the 2023 Farm Bill. The coalition is propelled by its working groups, guided by a Farmer Leadership Council and Steering Committee, and stewarded by Kiss the Ground.
If your organization or business is interested in joining the coalition or business network, please email [email protected]
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Great Wonder Farms
People, Food and Land Foundation
Public Good Provisions
Director of Programs
Intertribal Ag Council
Minnesota Soil Health Coalition
Pennsylvania Farmers Union; Walnut Hill Farm
Managing Attorney and Director of the Sustainable Food and Farming Program
Sr. Manager Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Deputy Director of Regenerative Agriculture and the Nature Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Regenerate America’s Business Network is comprised of companies that we believe are answering the call of future generations and actively raising awareness for soil health and/or actively transitioning supply to regenerative producers.
Participation in the Business Network is limited to ensure that each member is able to effectively work together to reform the 2023 Farm Bill and shift resources in support of regeneration. All participating companies have the opportunity to have a voice, learn, engage, and further the regenerative movement.
The Regenerate America Science Advisory is a non-partisan team of leading researchers of regenerative agriculture, soil health, agroecology, and sustainable food systems to provide strategic guidance as we anticipate providing final recommendations for the farm bill. The purpose of the advisory is to share the latest research findings, inform the campaign, and discuss research needs to advance regenerative agriculture and soil health. Science Advisors play an education role and do not do any direct advocacy work that could be in conflict with university policies.
Dr. Liz Carlisle
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program
University of California Santa Barbara
Dr. Jason Rowntree
Professor, Animal Science
Michigan State University
Dr. Daniel Rath
Agriculture Soil Carbon Scientist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Jerry L. Hatfield
USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
Dr. Lawson Conner
Assistant Professor, Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness
University of Arkansas
Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson
Faculty and Assistance Specialist, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Arizona
Dr. Andrea Basche
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Juan P. Alvez
Research Associate Faculty
University of Vermont Extension, Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Dr. Allen Williams
Farmer, Founding Partner
Understanding Ag, Soil Health Academy, Regenified
Dr. Rachel E. Schattman
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Agriculture
University of Maine
Dr. Jordan Wade
Assistant Professor, Soil Health and Fertility
University of Missouri
Dr. Jessica Chiartas
University of California Davis
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren
ECDYSIS Foundation, Blue Dasher Farm