food ag policy

Introducing Sonny Perdue: Our New Secretary of Agriculture

The Senate recently confirmed Sonny Perdue as the next US Secretary of Agriculture. Less than a week into office he's already announced that he's rolling back Michelle Obama's signature initiative to create stricter nutrition standards for school lunches. Is this an indication of what's to come from USDA under the Trump Administration?

Talking Clean Water and Industrial Agriculture with Kelly Hunter Foster

Meet Kelly Hunter Foster, senior attorney at Waterkeeper Alliance. Kelly manages several campaigns, including Clean Water Act-related legal actions against the government and polluters. Read on to learn what Kelly thinks can be done to hold agribusiness more accountable - and what inspires her.

10 Important Farm Bill Food Programs on the Chopping Block

Congress will soon hold the first of many hearings to discuss what will be in the 2018 farm bill. If President Trump's skinny budget is any indication of what's to come, there may be a lot of critical food and farm programs cut from the bill. Here are some on the chopping block.

Talking Climate Change and Food with Former EPA Administrator Judith Enck

After serving seven years as Regional Administrator for Region 2 of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Judith Enck has begun the next chapter in her career. Ms. Enck recently became the inaugural Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Read on to hear more about her thoughts on climate change and the food system - and her advice for students.

Five Food and Agriculture Rules Caught Up in Trump's Regulatory Freeze

The Trump Administration recently implemented a freeze directing agencies to delay all new rules that have yet to be implemented and withdraw any rules that had been sent to the Federal Register. What does this mean for the future of food and farming initiatives Obama completed in his final days?

Meet the New(ish) Chairmen of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees

There have been some seriously big changes happening in Washington, DC over the past few weeks. But one thing that won't be changing are the men in charge of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees. What potential impact can agriculture committees and their chairmen have on sustainable food and farming?

Five Food Policy Priorities Facing This Administration

President-elect Trump and Congress will have to start sorting through and identifying policy priorities, including food and farm issues. We've pulled together a list of five of the top issues the next administration will have to tackle!

AmpleHarvest.org Founder Gary Oppenheimer Aims to Reduce Food Waste and Hunger

Meet Gary Oppenheimer, the force behind AmpleHarvest.org, a nationwide nonprofit aimed at diminishing home and community garden food waste which results in significantly reduced hunger and malnutrition while improving the environment. Read on to find out what inspires Gary and what led him to create AmpleHarvest.org.

Top 10 Issues of 2017 for Food and Farming

With a new administration taking office in 2017 and potentially a lot of very big changes for farmers and consumers just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of what we think will be some of the top food and agriculture issues of for the coming year - plus some ideas for how you can help support the good food movement in 2017.

Food Policy Round-Up: Spring 2016

With the election drama dominating the news, it's been easy to miss all the exciting action happening in Congress over the past few months. This cheat sheet summarizes the most significant food- and agriculture-related bills Congress has been working on, why they're important and their current status.

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