Friday, May 18, 2012

Here's a bit of information on Farm Bill 101 in preparation for this Sunday's Conversation presentation by Dean Jackson of Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG).

Farm Bill 101
The Farm Bill is the single most important piece of legislation impacting U.S. food policy.  It decides what is prioritized in funding - organic agriculture, commodity crops, nutrition, SNAP program farmer's markets, conservation, and more.

With all its importance, the vast, vast majority of people have no idea what the Farm Bill is and how it impacts the choices and access we have to food.  This Sunday Northwest Farm Bill Action Group will bring an awesome "on the ground" Farm Bill training to The Conversation.  HUG has coordinated this training to offer the opportunity for dialogue about our food system, food justice and the health of our communities.

For more information about Northwest Farm Bill Action Group visit:

To read more about our food system through a justice and equity lens check out Applied Research Center study "The Color of Food":

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