RECENT POLICY UPDATES
Unpacking the 2018 Farm Bill: Impacts on Vermont Farmers & Eaters: Earlier this month, after much debate, the Farm Bill Conference Committee came out with a compromise package that was passed by the Senate (87-13) and the House (386-47). The new Farm Bill, which the President is expected to sign, contains many wins for organic, local and regional food systems, and avoids many of the most damaging proposed changes to nutrition and conservation programs. At the same time, the bill has been largely viewed as maintaining the status quo and continuing to tip the scales in favor of industrial agriculture overall.
Read our blog for a breakdown of how some of NOFA-VT’s priorities fared in the final Farm Bill.