Young farmers taking a stand against hunger
Last month we heard that the House was passing a farm bill that didn’t include a nutrition title – effectively leaving the millions of people who depend on food assistance in their times of need out in the cold. And now, as reported here yesterday, House leaders proposed a separate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]
Farmers fight back to protect SNAP – take action now!
Last week, for the first time in 40 years, the House of Representatives passed a farm bill without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also called SNAP or food stamps). This was an unprecedented move, and came despite the fact that the Senate had already passed a bill that included the nutrition title. Although nutrition programs […]
Update on pro-farmer Tester amendments – it's not too late to take action!
First, a gigantic thank you to those who made calls and signed the petition supporting the Tester amendments this week! As a quick refresher, the two amendments are to remove two hideous riders to the Senate Continuing Resolution bill (in layman’s terms, they are mini-bills tacked on to the 6-month budget proposal that the Senate […]
Updates from DC: Victories on Conservation, Action Needed Today on Loans, GMO's, and Meat
Thank you all so much for making calls over the past week regarding the Senate vote on funding farmer programs! We have some news to report, and one more thing to ask of you, so read on: The proposed Continuing Resolution (the government’s 6-month budget plan) that was announced on Monday did indeed fix the […]