Farm Bill Goes to Conference Committee

Members of Congress are meeting this week to negotiate which portions of the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill will make it to the final bill.

Both chambers’ versions of the Farm Bill are deeply flawed, effectively continuing to structure our food and agriculture system to maximize profits for multinational corporations. But there are some vital provisions that are even worse than our current policies, and then there are a few provisions that could help small & sustainable producers. Given what we have to work with, we need to focus on keeping out the worst and salvaging the few bright spots.

If your Representative or Senator are on the conference committee, it is vital that you call and talk with their staff as soon as possible! Much of the attention is going to the high-profile issue of SNAP, or food stamps, so they may not have a position yet on the issues discussed below.…

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