Team FRESH Youth

Team FRESH Youth

Friday, January 20, 2012

MO: Farm Bill

Today in MO, we had special guests from Food and Justice to give us a presentation about Farm Bill. Farm Bill is a piece of national legislation renewed every 5-7 years that controls how food reaches our plate, by determining what is grown and how much it costs, and therefore, who has access to it. And the current Farm Bill covers 15 categories, which are Commodities, Conservation, Trade, Nutrition, Credit, Rural, Development Research, Forestry Energy, Horticulture & Organic Aquaculture, Livestock, Crop Insurance, Commodity Future, and Trade & Taxes. 78% of the Farm Bill funding goes to nutrition. 15% goes to insurance and Subsidies & crops. 6% goes to conservation and others are 1%.

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