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Food Day Farm Bill 2012 Webinar

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

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Food Day Farm Bill 2012 Webinar

  1. 1. The 2012 Farm Bill<br />What It Is and Why It Matters to Community and Regional Food Systems <br />
  2. 2. www.community-food.org<br />Today’s Webinar Brought to You By:<br />
  3. 3. 2011 Webinar Series Sponsors<br />
  4. 4. How To Ask Questions<br />Click on the word bubble in your webinar window to ask a question. <br />For technical assistance during the presentation, call 1-800-442-4614<br />
  5. 5. What is the Farm Bill?<br />
  6. 6. Legislation That Sets Government Farm and Food Policy Goals and Priorities<br />
  7. 7. Affects How and Where Food Is Grown<br />
  8. 8. Last Farm Bill Passed May 2008<br />
  9. 9. Key 2008 Farm Bill Titles<br />Title I – Commodity Programs<br />Title II – Conservation<br />Title IV – Nutrition<br />Title V – Credit<br />Title VI – Rural Development<br />Title VII – Research<br />Title X – Horticulture and Organic Agriculture<br />
  10. 10. Farm Bills Occur Every 4-6 Years<br />
  11. 11. 2012 Farm Bill –What Will Really Happen?<br />
  12. 12. How Will the Super Committee’s Budget Cuts Affect Farm Bill Funding?<br />
  13. 13. Two Marker Bills in 2012<br />1. Local and Regional Farm and Food System Bill* | Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)<br />2. Community Agriculture Development &Jobs Act of 2011 | Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D - OH)<br />*Working title<br />
  14. 14. The Pingree Bill:Local and Regional Farm and Food Systems *<br />*Working Title<br />
  15. 15. Barriers to Local Food<br />
  16. 16. Lack of Distribution Systems for Moving Into Mainstream Markets<br />
  17. 17. Lack of Investment Capital for Infrastructure<br />
  18. 18. Lack of Training in Marketing<br />
  19. 19. Uncertainty of Regulations Affecting Local Food Production<br />
  20. 20. Pingree Bill Example Provisions<br />
  21. 21. Allows Schools to use a Portion of Their Purchasing Allocation for Local Foods<br />
  22. 22. Authorizes a New Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Create Sustainable Local and Regional Food Systems<br />
  23. 23. Creates a Program of Credit for Farmers Producing for Local Markets<br />
  24. 24. Development of Marketing Programs Focused on Local Food<br />
  25. 25. Kaptur Bill: Community Agriculture Development and Jobs Act of 2011 <br />
  26. 26. Goal: Create Community Agriculture Jobs<br />
  27. 27. Few Current Programs Target Community Agriculture<br />
  28. 28. Creation of an Office of Community Agriculture <br />
  29. 29. Work to Eliminate Food Deserts<br />
  30. 30. Ensure Food Programs Support Local Agriculture<br />
  31. 31. Promote Consumption of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables<br />
  32. 32. Provide Grants for Local Community Agriculture Initiatives<br />
  33. 33. Requires USDA to Monitor Community Agriculture Performance<br />
  34. 34. To Contact Today’s Presenters<br />Margaret Krome<br /> mkrome@sbcglobal.net | 608-238-1440<br />Helen Dombalis<br /> hdombalis@sustainableagriculture.net <br /> 202-547-5754<br />John Latini<br /> 202-225-4146 | http://www.kaptur.house.gov<br />
  35. 35. Non-Exhaustive List of Organizations Working on Farm Bill Issues Related to Local Food Systems<br /> 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<br />
  36. 36. Questions?<br />Please visit community-food.org/farmbill to complete a short survey on this webinar!<br />
  37. 37. Photo Credits<br />Sienna Enjoying Chickens by davidsilver<br />Urban Farming by Ryan Thompson<br />Food Safety by Tom Arthur<br />Belgian Mail Distribution Point by g-flow<br />Bad Market by Wilsonious<br />Two Hundred Dollars by SuratLozowick<br />Earthworks Urban Farm by DetroitUnspin<br />Earthworks Urban Farm #2 by Detroit UnSpin<br />Essex Aggie Bill Signing by Office of Governor Patrick<br />Tokens at Farmer’s Market by cafemama<br />First Bloom Kickoff Event by North Cascades National Park<br />Farmer’s Market Haul by captaincinema<br />American Farm by Danielle Muscetta<br />American Cathedral by Tom Haymes<br />2008 by Leo Reynolds<br />2012---the End is Near by spike55151<br />Kale Harvest by Molly Breslin<br />Goat Stencil by walls_of_fame<br />Sign at Wells Farmers’ Market by pluralzed<br />Seeds of the Future by heyheygig<br />Garden Produce by AlyssssyIA<br />Togo GMP Roll 0502 by Paul W<br />Questions by oberazzi<br />Barn by cindy47452<br />House Gate Post Number by marc e marc<br />Soil Ph Test Kit by London Permaculture<br />Food Desert - CRFS Project<br />Question Mark by Leo Reynolds<br />USDA Headquarters by afagen<br />Side view with chickens by Patrick Barber<br />Manchester Urban Farm by John Murden<br />Cash Money by Nathan Gibbs<br />
  38. 38. The End<br />

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