Key 2008 Farm Bill Titles Title I – Commodity Programs Title II – Conservation Title IV – Nutrition Title V – Credit Title VI – Rural Development Title VII – Research Title X – Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
How Will the Super Committee’s Budget Cuts Affect Farm Bill Funding?
Two Marker Bills in 2012 1. Local and Regional Farm and Food System Bill* | Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) 2. Community Agriculture Development &Jobs Act of 2011 | Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D - OH) *Working title
The Pingree Bill:Local and Regional Farm and Food Systems * *Working Title
Ensure Food Programs Support Local Agriculture
Promote Consumption of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Provide Grants for Local Community Agriculture Initiatives
Requires USDA to Monitor Community Agriculture Performance
To Contact Today’s Presenters Margaret Krome firstname.lastname@example.org | 608-238-1440 Helen Dombalis email@example.com 202-547-5754 John Latini 202-225-4146 | http://www.kaptur.house.gov
Non-Exhaustive List of Organizations Working on Farm Bill Issues Related to Local Food Systems National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - www.sustainableagriculture.netSlow Food USA - www.slowfoodusa.orgUnion of Concerned Scientists - www.ucs.orgNational Organic Coalition - www.nationalorganiccoalition.orgOrganic Farming Research Foundation - www.ofrf.orgNational Family Farm Coalition - www.wffc.orgFamily Farm Defenders - www.familyfarmers.orgThe Rural Coalition - www.ruralco.orgPolicyLink - www.policylink.orgCommunity Food Security Coalition - www.foodsecurity.orgGrowing Food and Justice For All Initiative - www.growingfoodandjustice.orgAmerican Farmland Trust - www.farmland.orgEnvironmental Working Group - www.ewg.orgFood and Water Watch - www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Questions? Please visit community-food.org/farmbill to complete a short survey on this webinar!
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