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Food Day Farm Bill 2012 Webinar


These are the slides of the 2011 Food Day Webinar about the 2012 Farm Bill.

These are the slides of the 2011 Food Day Webinar about the 2012 Farm Bill.

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  • 1. The 2012 Farm Bill
    What It Is and Why It Matters to Community and Regional Food Systems
  • 2. www.community-food.org
    Today’s Webinar Brought to You By:
  • 3. 2011 Webinar Series Sponsors
  • 4. How To Ask Questions
    Click on the word bubble in your webinar window to ask a question.
    For technical assistance during the presentation, call 1-800-442-4614
  • 5. What is the Farm Bill?
  • 6. Legislation That Sets Government Farm and Food Policy Goals and Priorities
  • 7. Affects How and Where Food Is Grown
  • 8. Last Farm Bill Passed May 2008
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Farm Bills Occur Every 4-6 Years
  • 11. 2012 Farm Bill –What Will Really Happen?
  • 12. How Will the Super Committee’s Budget Cuts Affect Farm Bill Funding?
  • 13. 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
  • 14. The Pingree Bill:Local and Regional Farm and Food Systems *
    *Working Title
  • 15. Barriers to Local Food
  • 16. Lack of Distribution Systems for Moving Into Mainstream Markets
  • 17. Lack of Investment Capital for Infrastructure
  • 18. Lack of Training in Marketing
  • 19. Uncertainty of Regulations Affecting Local Food Production
  • 20. Pingree Bill Example Provisions
  • 21. Allows Schools to use a Portion of Their Purchasing Allocation for Local Foods
  • 22. Authorizes a New Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Create Sustainable Local and Regional Food Systems
  • 23. Creates a Program of Credit for Farmers Producing for Local Markets
  • 24. Development of Marketing Programs Focused on Local Food
  • 25. Kaptur Bill: Community Agriculture Development and Jobs Act of 2011
  • 26. Goal: Create Community Agriculture Jobs
  • 27. Few Current Programs Target Community Agriculture
  • 28. Creation of an Office of Community Agriculture
  • 29. Work to Eliminate Food Deserts
  • 30. Ensure Food Programs Support Local Agriculture
  • 31. Promote Consumption of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • 32. Provide Grants for Local Community Agriculture Initiatives
  • 33. Requires USDA to Monitor Community Agriculture Performance
  • 34. To Contact Today’s Presenters
    Margaret Krome
    mkrome@sbcglobal.net | 608-238-1440
    Helen Dombalis
    John Latini
    202-225-4146 | http://www.kaptur.house.gov
  • 35. 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
  • 36. Questions?
    Please visit community-food.org/farmbill to complete a short survey on this webinar!
  • 37. Photo Credits
    Sienna Enjoying Chickens by davidsilver
    Urban Farming by Ryan Thompson
    Food Safety by Tom Arthur
    Belgian Mail Distribution Point by g-flow
    Bad Market by Wilsonious
    Two Hundred Dollars by SuratLozowick
    Earthworks Urban Farm by DetroitUnspin
    Earthworks Urban Farm #2 by Detroit UnSpin
    Essex Aggie Bill Signing by Office of Governor Patrick
    Tokens at Farmer’s Market by cafemama
    First Bloom Kickoff Event by North Cascades National Park
    Farmer’s Market Haul by captaincinema
    American Farm by Danielle Muscetta
    American Cathedral by Tom Haymes
    2008 by Leo Reynolds
    2012---the End is Near by spike55151
    Kale Harvest by Molly Breslin
    Goat Stencil by walls_of_fame
    Sign at Wells Farmers’ Market by pluralzed
    Seeds of the Future by heyheygig
    Garden Produce by AlyssssyIA
    Togo GMP Roll 0502 by Paul W
    Questions by oberazzi
    Barn by cindy47452
    House Gate Post Number by marc e marc
    Soil Ph Test Kit by London Permaculture
    Food Desert - CRFS Project
    Question Mark by Leo Reynolds
    USDA Headquarters by afagen
    Side view with chickens by Patrick Barber
    Manchester Urban Farm by John Murden
    Cash Money by Nathan Gibbs
  • 38. The End