Our Understanding of Food Isn’t Good Enough in D.C.

As part of Food Tank’s first bi-monthly event on Capitol Hill on May 10, moderator Frank Sesno sat down with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Geeta Sethi, and Norbert Wilson to talk about the areas of the food system that policies must address for improved health world-wide.

Break Silos Between Food and Health for Better Policy

On May 10, Food Tank visited the U.S. Capitol, joining experts like Kathleen Merrigan, Robert Graham, Gregory Cooper, and Rep. James P. McGovern to define the connection between agriculture and health for better food policy.

It Takes a Village to Support a Young Farmer—Lindsey Lusher Shute

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about the risks young farmers navigate at every level of the food system—and how Congress can help.

Opinion | SNAP: A Cry for Economic Justice

Access to affordable nutritious food is a basic human right, not a privilege. However, for nearly 1 out of 8 Americans, hunger is a reality—as evidenced by the food insecurity rates which have remained at around 12 percent over the past three decades.

Opinion | With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?

Another status quo Farm Bill may jeopardize the future of the food system, failing to regulate pesticides, improve water quality, support organic farmers, and more.

Opinion | The 2018 Farm Bill Battle Lines Have Been Drawn: Here’s What You Can Do

Every four years, a new Farm Bill must be passed by the U.S. Congress. This massive piece of legislation covers many different aspects of food and agriculture in the United States—from nutritional assistance for low-income communities to subsidies for farmers to conservation of natural resources.

Will the 2018 Farm Bill Address the Long-Term Needs of Small Farmers?

The Farm Bill Law Enterprise’s series of reports call upon Congress to diversify the agricultural economy, improve food access and nutrition, and encourage productivity and risk management in new farm bill.

Food Policy Action’s 2017 Congressional Scorecard Shows Lack of Action

On November 1, 2017, Food Policy Action (FPA) released its annual National Food Policy Scorecard to help the public track actions taken by lawmakers in the United States (U.S.) Congress. Scores were down this year because neither the House nor the Senate spent much time on food issues this year.

Tell Congress That Farmers Count—Take the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey

Take the National Young Farmers Coalition’s survey to let Congress know #FarmersCount.