In celebration of farmers market week, we bring you an interview with Ben Feldman of the Farmers Market Coalition. Ben talks about the state of farmers markets across the nation; why farmers may soon have a hard time selling food
It’s official – we now have a farm bill. On Friday, President Obama officially signed it into law, marking the end of two years of campaigning. As we previously reported, the bill is a mixed bag of good and bad.
A quick farm bill 2013 update, for all you policy wonks out there (and busy farmers too!): We broke the news last week that the House had passed a nutrition-title-only bill last week (here’s a good article summarizing how each
Well, we’ve been focusing the past couple weeks on the proposed food safety regulations that are turning a lot of heads in the farming communities, but let’s take a quick moment to check out what Congress is up to on
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
It feels like we’re accelerating toward September 30th, the expiration of the current farm bill extension! That date has always been on the long-term horizon, but until recently there’d been hope of real headway on creating a full five-year bill
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
Late last week, the House of Representatives took up the Farm Bill again, after having failed to pass a bill last month. This time, House leaders decided to take an unusual path and split the bill up, passing only the