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Sowing the Seeds for a Fair Farm Bill

Posted by A69143a5 tiny Jen Messier on mar 23, 2011 under Event

Join us on April 18 at 7pm for a discussion about national food policy in this country and ways that you can advocate for inclusion of ethical and sustainable principals into the Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill is national legislation released once every four or five years to guide food policy decisions in the U.S. It sets the stage for numerous programs and initiatives like food assistance, commodity subsidies, research support, conservation programs, and more. It plays an integral role in shaping dietary patterns, social welfare, and agricultural landscapes in this country.

A new version of this mega-bill is scheduled to come out next year, and planning for it is beginning. New York Sentator Kirsten Gillibrand is on the agricultural committee, meaning that she has a voice in what goes into this bill. As New Yorkers, we have a chance to make our voices heard on this issue.

This event will explore facets of the Farm Bill and encourage dialogue in order to come up with a list of priorities for what should be included in a bill that is fair and responsible. It is being held in conjunction with Food and Water Watch's Sowing the Seeds for a Fair Farm Bill campaign launch to encourage Congress to make a fair Farm Bill.

If you're interested in food justice and sustainable agricultural practices, come learn more about about the Farm Bill and participate in discussion about what elements should be included to ensure that food policy in the U.S. is sustainable and just.

The event is free, but space is limited, so email to reserve a spot.  Preregistration is full, but we'll update if spots open up. 

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