Resources

The Farm Bill is the single most important piece of legislation that affects every aspect of our food system. We’ve compiled a list of handy resources to help you understand the proposed 2012 Farm Bill and how these changes affect you. 

 

Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American coalition of diverse people and organizations working to build community food security on both local and international levels.

An overview of the 2012 Farm Bill along with 11 Farm Bill listening sessions around the country could be found at:
http://www.foodsecurity.org/2012FarmBill.html

 

IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. They’ve created a list of resources to simplify the Farm Bill:

Brief explanation on how the Farm Bill affects various communities:
http://www.iatp.org/project/farm-bill-2012

They offer an overview about what’s at stake with the 2012 Farm Bill: http://www.iatp.org/documents/whats-at-stake-in-the-2012-farm-bill

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. They’ve created a guide to help you understand what a better Farm Bill means for you and your family.
A fact sheet explaining economic justice for farmers and eaters:
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/foodstamped/
 

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

An archive with links to various Farm Bill related issues created by NSAC:
http://sustainableagriculture.net/our-work/fbcampaign/what-is-the-farm-bill/

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. The Food and Farm Bill section of their website includes useful information including The Basics, Capacity Building Resources, Policy Details, and Video Resources.

http://www.whyhunger.org/portfolio?topicId=27