The House Agriculture Committee passed their version of the Farm Bill on July 12. But, as we post this, the full 2012 Farm Bill has yet to see floor time in the House of Representatives.
The committee-passed bill slashes investment in rural small business development and value-added agriculture, while increasing crop insurance subsidies for some of the nation’s largest farms and wealthiest landowners.
Imagine you grew up in a place where all of the food available was processed, pre-packaged, no-nutrient junk. Would you know how to prepare and enjoy fresh foods for a healthier diet?
In Santee, Nebraska, two generations of Santee Sioux Nation have grown up eating basically out of a convenience store. Not only has fresh food been unavailable, but fresh food cooking skills and experience have been lost in the community.
Election season is fast approaching. Candidates and elected officials are eagerly seeking your vote! Take advantage of this opportunity. Ask candidates in your neck of the woods about their views on renewable energy.