What specific issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?
Student Loan Forgiveness.
The generation of Americans entering agriculture has an estimated 1 trillion dollars of debt. In a remarkable coincidence, that’s the approximate combined value of every acre of farmland to be sold by a retiring farmer in the next 20 years. Whats the connection? We cannot afford either. Without equity, new farmers cannot capitalize the critical re-regionalization of our food supply, they cannot build fences,... 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.