11 Apr '18, 10pm

How does the Farm Bill affect you?

How does the Farm Bill affect you?

Congress renews legislation known as the Farm Bill every five years or so to address a range of issues, from farm subsidies to food stamps. This month, we asked Ricardo Salvador, director of our Food and Environment (F&E) Program, to explain how the Farm Bill, which Congress is now drafting, affects everyday Americans and why we should pay attention to this relatively obscure debate currently playing out on Capitol Hill. Salvador, who has a doctorate in agronomy, has been running the UCS Food and Environment program for the last six years. Prior to joining UCS, he was a program officer for food, health and wellbeing at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and before that he was a researcher and educator at Iowa State and Texas A&M universities. Today only 2.1 million out of a population of 327 million people are farmers. It isn’t a stretch to say that almost no one farms anymore. ...

Full article: https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/ucs-publications/Farm-Bil...

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