Active Citizens, Healthy Foods U.S. Food and Farm Policy. The 2007 Farm Bill and Beyond Seattle/King County AFPC August 18, 2006. Why care about food and farm policy?. 11% of the US population are food insecure-they don’t know where their next meal is will come from
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The 2007 Farm Bill and Beyond
Seattle/King County AFPC
August 18, 2006
Conventional influence the direction of farm and food policy through:
at local levels
Local community and field impacts
Outreach and accountability to ensure fair access to services, funds and programs for farmers of color, limited resource and other socially disadvantaged farmers
Rewards farmers for farming practices that protect water, soil and air quality
Funds innovative linkages and partnerships that enhance food security and farm support such as FPCs
for Women, Infants
New Markets influence the direction of farm and food policy through:
Healthy Food and Communities
Family FarmsFarm and Food Policy Project (FFPP)
Urban & Rural
FEDERAL POLICY People
Barrett Ebright, Congressional Hunger Fellow
In collaboration with Sarah Borron, CFSC Policy
May stretch into People
2008 or beyond?
Farm Bill benchmarks & milestones ahead
Mark up begins
Initial trial bills and
adoption of initiatives
Launch of initiatives.
Draft blueprint of initiatives
what you eat you are, but
how you vote and engage policy determines what you eat!