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Food access, agriculture policies, Congress and you

Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:05 am

Are you someone who enjoys eating food? Do you grow and sell your own food? Are you one of thousands of low-income families having difficulty accessing food supply? If you are interested in understanding how America's food and agriculture policy is about to change and how this change may affect you. Attend the Know Your Food public forum to find out more.

The 2008 Farm Bill is set to expire on Sept. 30, and Congress is already making headway to establish a new bill, with a proposal on the Senate floor at present. This bill will shape food and agricultural policies for the next five years, affecting food stamps, crop insurance, conservation practices, school-lunch programs, nutrition education, research monies, and energy initiatives ,among many other issues.

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