What are the links between the Farm Bill’s conservation programs and public health?
Join us Wednesday, October 17, for a coalition web forum to learn about these critical links and why they are important. While the 2008 Farm Bill has expired, the opportunity to make a difference has not!
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-Ryan Stockwell, National Wildlife Federation
What is Conservation Compliance and why is it essential to our agriculture system and the environment?
-Roni Neff, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
What does Conservation Compliance have to do with health? Why is cutting this program such a concern?
-Ferd Hoefner, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
What are the current policy issues surrounding Conservation Compliance–especially in the light of the Farm Bill’s expiration and the many unknowns as we move forward?
-Moderated by Rebecca Klein, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
This edition of the Healthy Farms Healthy People web forum series is being sponsored and organized by Coalition steering committee member, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future through a grant from the National Wildlife Federation.
The Healthy Farms Healthy People Coalition hosted a web forum on Tuesday July 10, featuring analysis of the Senate-passed farm bill and the draft bill that the House Agriculture Committee is currently marking up. We had an great panel of experts in agriculture, food, and nutrition policy who provided their perspectives and insights on the bills including: Greg Fogel of National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), Dennis Nuxoll of Western Growers, Elizabeth Raines of Feeding America, Brittany Jablonsky of National Farmers Union (NFU), Lorelei DiSogra of United Fresh, and Paula Daniels of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and the LA Food Policy Council.
If you missed any of the web forum, you can view or download a recording of it here.
The panelists shared several great resources and materials which are available below:
- NFU poll on conservation priorities, press release, click here.
- Full summary of the results of NFU’s poll on conservation priorities, click here.
- U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolution on the Farm Bill, click here.
- Four new farm bill policy briefs from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, click here.
- Agriculture Value Chain Study, click here.
- NSAC press release on the House mark, click here.
Tune in on August 2nd for the Coalition’s next web forum: Is the Price Right? Understanding the economics of healthy food for consumers and farmers. 10 am – 11 am PDT/1 pm – 2 pm EDT.
The webinar will explore the price of food, as it affects health of consumers and the economic viability of farmers. Participants will get a brief lesson on the economics of healthy food from economists studying this issue from different perspectives. Participants will also hear from leaders working at the local/state level to increase demand for and supply of fruits and vegetables. They will discuss their innovative projects and the returns on investments they’ve seen thus far.
Tuesday July 10 ~ 10 am – 11:30 am PDT/1 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
The Senate completed work on the Farm Bill Thursday June 21, approving final passage by a bipartisan vote of 64 to 35 after three days of debate on more than 70 amendments. Now attention turns to the imminent release of the House language.
Join us on Tuesday July 10 for a Coalition web forum featuring analysis of the bill from a variety of perspectives and stakeholders, including a panel of experts from communities as well as the nation’s capital. Learn what the Senate’s bill means to communities across the nation and hear from stakeholders on what they will expect to see in the House bill.
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Thursday April 26, 1-2 p.m. EDT/10-11 a.m. PDT
Join the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Coalition (HFHP) for the first of a series of educational web forums bringing together Coalition members and partners for a cross-sectoral analysis of issues at the intersection of agriculture and public health.
This first web forum will include a panel of agriculture, food, and nutrition policy experts to shed light on how the current debates on food and agriculture issues in Washington D.C., nationally, and at the state level can impact the health of all Americans, and the economic and environmental viability of the food and agriculture sectors.
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Click here for the tentative agenda.