Tuesday Talk: Why the Farm Bill Matters
Unfortunately, the Farm Bill has been grabbing news headlines for all the wrong reasons the last few weeks. Its failure to pass the U.S. House last week was the first time a farm bill has been voted down in the House since 1973 and just the most recent set back. The failed House version drastically cut food and nutrition programs, but also without passage there is a loss in funding for food diversity, beginning farmer, and rural development initiatives.
The past bipartisan efforts and compromise that created farm bills appears gone. With a highly fractured House and stymied leadership, food and agriculture policy becomes the latest victim in a Congress unable to get its work done.
Regardless of where you live or what you do for a living, the Farm Bill is so encompassing it impacts all of us. Today from 11-12:30, Adam Warthesen, an organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, will join Tuesday Talk to answer your questions about what’s next for the Farm Bill.
What are your thoughts on the deep cuts to food and nutrition programs, crop insurance subsidies, support for food diversity, rural development initiatives, and beginning farmer programs?
If you can’t join us at 11, leave your questions for Adam.