Daniel Imhoff and Christina Badaracco, co-authors of The Farm Bill: A Citizen's Guide, speak with congressional staffers about the new farm bill and the implications of food policy. They are joined by Mike Lavender, Senior Manager of Government Affairs for the Union of Concerned Scientists' Food & Environment program. Special thanks to the offices of Rep. Jared Huffman and Rep. Earl Blumenauer for helping arrange this event.
By Jen Hawse / On January 25th, 2019
Josh Wise, Director of Development & Communications of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) interviews Dan Imhoff and Christina Badaracco about the 3rd edition of their book, The Farm Bill: A Citizen's Guide. We talk about the history of the Farm Bill, how it got the way it is, and how it can be tran
By Daniel Imhoff / On January 25th, 2019
Both houses of the US Congress passed a compromise on a newly revised Farm Bill this week. This encyclopaedic legislation allocates nearly $100 billion of taxpayer money annually for food assistance, farm subsidies, on-farm conservation incentives and a dozen other programme categories.
By Daniel Imhoff / On January 22nd, 2019
Maintaining the status quo in the farm bill might feel like a victory to some, but long-time farm bill expert Dan Imhoff says it still won’t support the kinds of agriculture we need most as the climate warms.
By Daniel Imhoff / On January 17th, 2019
It is time for farmers and policy makers to jointly create a legislation that provides both for the survival of the planet and allows them to survive financially with ongoing taxpayer funding. There is no other sane option.
By Gary Paul Nabhan / On September 28th, 2018
In this series, Gary Paul Nabhan muses on important topics relating to his forthcoming book Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land in Communities. In this post, he writes about community engagement.
By Gary Paul Nabhan / On September 27th, 2018
In this series, Gary Paul Nabhan muses on important topics relating to his forthcoming book Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land in Communities. In this post, he writes about local jobs and livable wages.