Food Policy Action is mobilizing stakeholders from across the United States to voice their united opposition to the draft 2018 Farm Bill released by the House Agriculture Committee. Advocates have a narrow window in which to convince House members that supporting a Farm Bill that cuts support for SNAP, small farmers, and the working class is not only irresponsible, but will lose them support at the ballot box, says FPA executive director Monica Mills.
Roger Johnson tells the importance of supporting family farms and encouraging a more transparent food system to spark consumer engagement. He will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit in February.
The pending Monstanto-Bayer merger will increasingly limit farmers choices while increasing the price of required agricultural inputs. Congressional candidate Austin Frerick is out to right this wrong, restore competition within the market, and save family farms.
A stable agricultural industry depends on a stable, predictable climate. Food Tank is highlighting 25 farmer-led and farmer-focused organizations working in the U.S. who are committed to supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement and working towards them.