Executive Director Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
What specific issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?
Food safety is one of the fastest growing issues for both food producers and consumers. Consumers have justifiable fears about the safety of the food supply in the grocery stores. At the same time, small farmers producing food for local and regional markets fear that the solutions proposed by FDA and others will make it impossible to grow food sustainably, without solving the real causes of the food safety problems. If we don't address food... 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.