Policy Plate: Lame Duck Farm Bill Votes Will Be Scored
House lawmakers were informed today that if Congress moves on the farm bill during the lame duck session, any amendment votes taken that impact food will be tracked by Food Policy Action’s congressional scorecard. The new organization scores federal lawmakers on how they vote on critical food and farm votes. Click here to read the full letter.
Founding FPA board member and chef Tom Colicchio appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier today to discuss the letter to Congress. Click here to watch the full interview.
Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Josephine Marcotty examines the new threats farmers face from the use of chemicals and genetically engineered seeds.
In his latest column, Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby said Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren “will deserve hearty bipartisan applause if she leads a serious effort to eliminate farm subsidies.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Georgina Gustin shines a light on food waste and how the production of food is a drain on resources.
New funding guidelines for California’s specialty crop block grant program mark an important break from decades of mostly serving the interests of larger, conventional growers. Read EWG’s take on Ag Mag.
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