What specific issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?
While the National Young Farmers Coalition is leading young farmers in calling for a supportive farm bill, change in Congress is slow moving. We have turned our attention towards changes we can make more quickly outside the legislative process that will help young, diversified and organic farmers succeed.
The USDA offers a range of programs beyond crop subsidies, but they are too often calibrated to large-scale and industrial farming... Read more
Food insecurity is a lucrative endeavor for U.S. agribusiness corporations. As a matter of course, hunger has taken a backseat to maintaining a dominant trade position when it comes to U.S. trade negotiations and domestic policy. As long as the U.S.
The Farm Bill was designed to reign in price volatility, manage supply and protect nature while providing vital nutrition programs for the country’s poor. Instead, it’s been ravaged by constant corporate assault and a Congress too emboldened with industry money to stand up for our best interests.
Is anyone following the farm bill that’s limping through Congress? We’re not and we doubt that you are, either. In our opinion, the farm bill is pretty much a way to pass buckets of cash on to giant farms that are lucky enough to have powerful friends in Washington.
April 17, 2013 – There has been a quiet revolution going around the world, as communities and nations retake control of their food systems. In the U.S., more people are taking a look at processed foods at the supermarket and opting instead for healthier choices, grown locally with fewer pesticides.