It’s time to protect natural resources.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

It’s time for fair pay for food workers.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

It’s time for access to healthy food.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

It’s time for farmers to get fair prices.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

It’s time for local control and fair competition.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

It’s time for safe food for everyone.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

It’s time for all Americans to make food policy.
It’s time to go beyond the Farm Bill.

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What specific issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?

So many issues relative to local food system development are completely outside the Farm Bill! For example, many farmers work closely with their customers on the farm. These folks volunteer at farmers' markets, serve as "worker shares" on community supported agriculture farms, form crop mobs, and other innovative, cool ways to work together. This stuff builds the local food system at its core. However... there are legal considerations with... Read more

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Negotiating oppression: A developed-country approach to agricultural trade

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.

Who’s afraid of COOL?

To truly see the power of agribusiness, and its growing disconnect from regular people and farmers, look no further than the current dust-up over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).

Introducing Beyond the Farm Bill

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.

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