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House Floor takes up Farm Bill

17 June 2013

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Jessy Gill, CFJC Policy Specialist Today, the House of Representatives prepares to consider H.R. 1947, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM – the House version of the Farm Bill). Yesterday 226 amendments were filed with the House Committee on Rules in preparation for debate. Last year’s Farm Bill reauthorization process was held up at this point, […]

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Coalition Connect

24 July 2012

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Coalition Connect is a monthly campaign to engage current coalition members. Each month, we’ll have a new way for you to participate and connect! In our June newsletter, we asked CFJC members to send an image that represented “food justice”, along with a sentence describing why. The winner was Dana Frasz, and her photo is […]

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What’s Food Policy Got to do with Me? — ED letter July

24 July 2012

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  My Dear Friends: The end of July, and our Congress has about a week left before they disperse for the August recess and presumably to prepare for their party conventions. On behalf of CFJC, Christina Spach and I had front row seats to the House Ag Committee markup process which lasted til nearly 1:00 […]

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A Call To Action!

23 September 2011

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by Armando Nieto Today is the last day of summer, and as we prepare for what promises to be one of the most memorable fall seasons in recent memory, your CFJC staff has made some mid-course corrections. First, we will forego our September monthly CFJC Member Public Policy call in order to better prepare for […]

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Connecting the Dots: “What’s next?”

11 May 2011

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Because CFJC operations run largely on volunteer intern power—bless those wonderful interns—those of us fortunate to draw a coalition salary wear a lot of “hats.” For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to complete grant proposals before I leave for Washington, D.C. to attend the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Farm Policy Summit […]

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Wisconsin to the Berkeley City Council–connecting the dots

4 May 2011

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What’s Berkeley got to do with Wisconsin labor issues? From the larger perspective, CFJC seems to be in the middle of everything that is going on in the country, because the nexus of food brings it all down to the basics. Our Farm Bill 2012 work with allies across the country, regional meetups/listening sessions and […]

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