Federal Policy and Farm Bill Update

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This is the slideshow from March 20, 2012 Federal Policy, Appropriations, and Farm Bill Update webinar presented by Margaret Krome of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) and Ferd Hoefer on the National Sustainable Agriculture Coaltion (NSAC) in partnership with the Community and Regional Food Systems project.

Webinar archive may be found here: http://www.community-food.org/archives/federal-policy-and-farm-bill-update-webinar/

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Federal Policy and Farm Bill Update

  1. 1. Today’s Webinar Brought to You By: www.community-food.org
  2. 2. How To Ask QuestionsClick on the Q&A button to submit a question.For technical assistance during thepresentation, call 1-800-442-4614
  3. 3. HandoutsClick on the handouts icon to see the handout.
  4. 4. Appropriations, the Budget, & the Farm Bill: What Are The Differences?
  5. 5. The Federal Budget Process is Annual
  6. 6. Mandatory Funding=>Enacted By Law
  7. 7. Appropriations: Why Do We Care?
  8. 8. Rural Development
  9. 9. Credit Programs
  10. 10. FY13 Appropriations & CRFS
  11. 11. Sustainable Agriculture Research &Education Program
  12. 12. Conservation
  13. 13. Value Added Producer Program
  14. 14. The Farm Bill
  15. 15. The Farm Bill: Why Do We Care?
  16. 16. Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act
  17. 17. Beginning Farmer, Rancher Opportunity Act
  18. 18. Conservation
  19. 19. What’s the Appropriations Legislative Process?• House Appropriations • Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Agriculture Subcommittee Members’ priorities, • Members’ priorities• Subcommittee mark-up • Subcommittee mark-up• Committee Vote, Report • Committee Vote, Report• Full House Debate • Full Senate Debate (Limits to amendments) (Limits to amendments)• Final passage • Final passage House-Senate Conference Negotiation President signs or vetoes
  20. 20. What’s The Farm Bill Process?• Bill Introduced in House • Bill Introduced in Senate• House Agriculture Committee • Senate Agriculture Committee (Subcommittee Action?) (Subcommittee Action?)• Committee Vote, Report • Committee Vote, Report• Full House Debate • Full Senate Debate (potential amendments) (potential amendments)• Final passage • Final passage House-Senate Conference Negotiation President signs or vetoes
  21. 21. This Is Important To Me.How Do I Get Involved?
  22. 22. Who to Contact to Get Involved?http://sustainableagriculture.net/take-action/ | http://www.michaelfields.org/contact-us/
  23. 23. To Contact Today’s Presenters Ferd Hoefner Margaret Kromefhoefner@sustainableagriculture.net mkrome@sbcglobal.net | 608-238-1440
  24. 24. Slide Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/merydith/3645865814/http://www.flickr.com/photos/strollingoftheheifers/3633760644/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpt_obvious/3731893369/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/erix/3780828260/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-oxymoron/6877620005/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tv42/6015661614/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanhackbarth/4324056239/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lastexitstudios/3612938382/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomurl/422503896/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrec/2893549851/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayjizzle/1260521740/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mel810/3052032592/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/annie-john/3715094436/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomade_moderne/3625812202/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/katiew/525154086/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/accessak/3654413039/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/speakerpelosi/5261071143/

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