Ag Policy

Tomorrow It Gets Real....

Tomorrow the Senate Committee on Agriculture will meet to consider the Agriculture, Reform, Food and Jobs Act 2013 also known as the 2013 Farm Bill.  There are three important areas that we, the sustainable agriculture committee, need to see included and fully funded in this iteration of the farm bill —increase support for beginning farmers and ranchers, strengthening of local and regional food systems and conservation and organic support that will improve farmer’s ability to protect and preserve the land, soil, air and water.  This discussion will begin at 10am and we will provide links to organizations that are either streaming or tweeting live about what is being discussed.  Let’s hope this year will see a fair and fully funded Farm Bill.  As always let us know your thoughts by emailing us or by leaving a comment on our Facebook Page.  Until tomorrow...