I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
Farm Bill #2: Unlikely allies
Politics makes strange bedfellows, as documented by Politico in a report on the coalition of unlikely allies working to reform the farm bill.
Let me start with my favorite: The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), not exactly a bastion of radical thought. The AEI puts out a series of thoughtful position papers, remarkable for their clarity, on a range of farm bill issues: Agriculture in Disarray.
To date, 6 have been published.
- Reforming the farm bill: an overview
- Covering losses
- Reforming agricultural insurance
- Farm policy and trade
- International food aid
- The future of SNAP
You may not agree with these American Boondoggle viewpoints, but you will have a good chance of understanding what the arguments are about.