Tag Archives: Farm Bill

Agriculture Appropriations; Funding for Farm Bill Programs

20 May 2014

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June 16, 2014 The House of Representatives began debating the House Agriculture Appropriations (spending) bill on the floor on Wednesday, June 11th. Much of the discussion in the media has been on the School Meal Standards, which is included in the agriculture appropriations bill.  The First Lady provided her input prior to the floor debate, […]

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CFJC Perspective on the 2014 Farm Bill

7 February 2014

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Jessy Gill and Y. Armando Nieto February 7, 2014 Today, on February 7, President Obama signs into law the reconciled House and Senate 2014 Farm Bill.  After two expirations and years of deliberation we welcome the passage of a full bill, but not because it is a brilliant piece of legislation. Any government that cuts […]

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GOAT Convening and Next Steps

7 February 2014

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Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist Last week on January 30 and 31, over 50 individuals came from across the country to attend the Third Annual GOAT (Getting Our Act Together) Convening in Washington, DC. The Convening was bookended by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Members Meeting, and the National Family Farm Coalition Board Meeting, providing the […]

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Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report

29 January 2014

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For more information contact: Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition, lpicciano@ruralco.org, 202-628-7160 Y. Armando Nieto, Community Food and Justice Coalition, yanieto@cafoodjustice.org, 510-547-1547 January 28, 2014 Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report Rural Coalition, Community Food and Justice Coalition, and the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association have worked with our many allies, including over 400 […]

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Farm Bill and 12 Years a Slave

18 November 2013

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I have just returned from seeing 12 Years A Slave. When I exited the California Theatre in downtown Berkeley, I saw a middle-aged black man with a do-rag unlocking the bicycle next to me, so I asked, “How’d you like the movie.” To my left, a large black man paused, and like the white hipster […]

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Farm Bill Moving to Conference

25 October 2013

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October 25, 2013 Congress has passed the necessary legislation to get government running again, however the national budget and debt ceiling limit discussions are far from over, and are expected to resume in time for their deadlines on January 14th and February 7th respectively. Our government may be back on its feet (temporarily), but our […]

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Reflections on the Past and Having So Much Hope For the Future

23 September 2013

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Marine Dageville, CFJC Food Policy Research Intern On September 19th, the House of Representatives voted to cut $39 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps).  Four short months ago, I would have been angry that the House could blatantly remove nutrition programs that support low-income communities in our country. […]

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50 Years and Counting

16 September 2013

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This morning I was thinking of the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham bombing that killed four little girls, when I learned that 13 people were killed in Washington, D.C., where a gunman (maybe three) entered the Navy Yard near Capitol Hill and opened fire. Hours later the House Nutrition Bill was released, including a provision […]

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Farm Bill in Waiting

12 September 2013

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 September 17, 2013 CFJC put out a Farm Bill update last week as Congress returned to DC from their 5-week recess (see post below). Since last week, The House has made moves on their proposed $40 billion cuts to SNAP. The Rules Committee will consider the House Nutrition Bill, H.R. 3102–Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity […]

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Are you Ready for Open Enrollment?

5 September 2013

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By Courtney Hendrix, Communications Specialist  By the end of this month Congress and President Obama will have made critical economic, political, and social decisions that will impact our country for years to come. In addition to the prospect of escalating conflict in Syria and our role in events, expiration of the 2013 Farm Bill extension […]

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Life Outside the Bubble

30 August 2013

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By Jules Oldroyd, Administrative Intern I have lived in Danville, California for the majority of my childhood and adult life. My hometown is known for a variety of things, like its country clubs, attractive soccer moms, prestigious schools, and its abundance of lavish grocery stores. During my youth I went to parks and had picnics […]

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GOAT’s Full and Fair Farm Bill Statement

16 July 2013

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Below is a statement which was prepared and circulated by the signatories who regularly participate in the “Getting Our Act Together (GOAT) on the Farm Bill” Collaboration, which promotes a fair farm bill with equity and sustainability. We are continuing to add sign-ons to the statement as they come, we urge you to sign on and send out to members of […]

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