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
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.