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 | Sticking With the Status Quo Could Mean Disaster for Farm Bill

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.