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%.