Where are we on the farm bill?
Let’s start with FERN’s (Food and Agriculture Reporting Network) truly helpful, 7-minute video explaining what the Farm Bill is about.
And then there’s my overview from Politico.
With all that said, the House and Senate agriculture committees have each produced their own versions of the bill and we are waiting for the votes. So these are preliminary, pending arguments, amendments, changes, and, eventually, reconciliation.
- The Senate bill
- The Senate summary section-by-section
- General information about the Senate bill
- The House bill
- The House summary section-by-section
- General information about the House bill
- Congressional Research Service comparison of the House bill to the 2014 Farm Bill
The big food movement issues are the SNAP and Horticulture (translation: fruit, vegetable, and organics) titles. Browse around and see what Congress is and is not doing to link agricultural policy to health policy.
More to come when we see what gets passed.