What is the Farm Bill? Updates For 2023
Here’s what you need to know about how the new Farm Bill will affect kids, schools, and communities.
The farm bill covers way more than just farms—it deals with everything from forestry to animal welfare to organic research. While the bill is far from perfect, it does have a number of wins to celebrate. Here are four things we’re proud to have supported about the 2018 farm bill.
Think the Farm Bill doesn't affect you? Think again. Most people know the Farm Bill as covering agricultural laws and farmer subsidy payments. But it also covers a whole lot more, and impacts everyone who eats in this country—in other words, everyone.
Thanks to the efforts of a diverse coalition of advocates, the House’s historically bad farm bill proposal did not garner enough votes to pass. Also, FoodCorps is working with fellow national service organizations to call on Congress to again reject the President's proposal to eliminate funding for national service.
The proposed cuts have far-reaching impacts. Not only will millions of struggling Americans lose access to these vital nutrition benefits, hundreds of thousands of kids will also lose access to free school meals.
By proposing significant, harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, Congress is leaving behind large numbers of families across the nation.
Enjoy this month’s policy update! We’re covering what’s going on with the farm bill, government funding, USDA school meals guidelines and how to advocate for national service. Farm Bill – Timing uncertain As we’ve reported before, the current farm bill expires on September 30, 2018. The House Agriculture Committee is further along in the process … Continued
Cecily Upton, a FoodCorps co-founder as well as our Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, joined Congresswoman Chellie Pingree for a public forum on the Farm Bill. After holding a Health Care Town Hall on Sunday evening, Congresswoman Pingree convened another public forum early Monday morning in Portland—this one focusing on hunger and nutrition … Continued
Framework Comes on the Heels of President Biden’s Announcement of Historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
Several state-level wins highlight the key role that state policy can play in ensuring that kids have access to healthy, affordable, and local foods.