Join this learning call to hear about new authorizations and funding for key USDA programs through the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). The Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative is a strategic partnership of four national organizations (Fair Food Network, Food Research and Action Center, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and Policy Link) working with regional, state, and local partners in the united policy and public education effort to promote the vision of healthy food and healthy economies through the advancement of four policy priorities:
Defending and strengthening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) benefits eligibility;
Increasing consumer access to fresh, healthy food and creating jobs and vibrant communities through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative;
Improving access to healthy fresh food and supporting local farmers and economies through healthy food incentives; and,
Strengthening local and regional farm and food systems infrastructure.
Learn how these four goals support different areas of the American food system in an integrated manner to effect possitive change, and create stronger and more cost-effective outcomes.
Moderator: Marion Standish, director of Community Health, The California Endowment
Judith Bell, president, Policy Link
Eugene Kim, policy specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Oran Hesterman, CEO, Fair Food Network
Ellen Vollinger, legal/food stamp director, Food Research and Action Center