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Farm Bill recent news bites

May 31, 2011
by Kasi Boyd

Note: If you’re new to the Farm Bill, also see Farm Bill Jargon 101.

  • The NSAC reports that over 50 groups signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee in opposition to cuts in conservation contained in fiscal year (FY) 2012 agriculture appropriations bill.
  • The recent budget cuts include over $1 billion from mandatory conservation spending.
  • EWG responded to the cuts by highlighting the lack of cuts from subsidies to industrial grain producers.
  • Civil Eats published an overview of the Farm Bill, including good and bad news.
  • Civil Eats also had an overview of the nation’s first Food Policy Conference, held in Portland, Oregon.
  • CFSC is asking for feedback on its Farm Bill platform.
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