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Food Policy Action Statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s Release of 2018 Farm Bill Language

Food Policy Action Statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s Release of 2018 Farm Bill Language

By | April 12th, 2018 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases |


Today, Food Policy Action (FPA) released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee’s 2018 Farm Bill language: “The draft legislation released today by Mike Conaway, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee, is disappointing — to say the least. In a…


Today, Food Policy Action (FPA) released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to the U.S. House of Representative...

Today, Food Policy Action (FPA) released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee’s 2018 Farm Bill language:

“The draft legislation released today by Mike Conaway, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee, is disappointing — to say the least. In a true show of hyper-partisanship, Chairman Conaway went his own way and did not include the full committee in the development of language. Not one Democrat had seen the bill until now.

“And, what we are seeing isn’t pretty. As written, this bill would drastically restrict nutrition assistance programs, making it harder for millions of families desperately working to escape poverty to put food on the table by imposing strict work requirements. That’s right: more people, and more children, would go hungry. Today, most people who can work are working. Unfortunately, this new work requirement is an unnecessary hurdle for far too many people.

“This proposal falls far short of creating real change that would rebalance our agriculture system. It would keep our food system broken at the expense of our health, the environment, and hard-working food and farm workers. This is not the way to move forward. This bill is a non-starter.”

Food Policy Action may score final passage of the Farm Bill in the 2018 National Food Policy Scorecard.

Food Policy and Your Family: How Parents Can Push for a Healthier Farm Bill

Food Policy and Your Family: How Parents Can Push for a Healthier Farm Bill

By | March 7th, 2018 | FPA Blogs & News |

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Are you concerned about how national policies are affecting what’s on your kitchen table? Check out this summary of Food Policy Action Education Fund’s recent webinar, “Food Policy and Your Family: How Parents Can Push for a Healthier Farm Bill.”


Are you concerned about how national policies are affecting what's on your kitchen table? Check out this summary of Food Policy Action Education Fund's rec...

Are you concerned about how national policies are affecting what’s on your kitchen table? Check out this summary of Food Policy Action Education Fund’s recent webinar, “Food Policy and Your Family: How Parents Can Push for a Healthier Farm Bill.”

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to advocate as the Farm Bill process heats up in Congress!

Food Policy Action Statement On President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

Food Policy Action Statement On President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

By | February 12th, 2018 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action | Tags: ,


Today, Food Policy Action released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019: “This Administration’s budget reflects a reckless agenda that attacks the foundations that keep our economy strong, our food safe and healthy, and our land and water sustainable. This budget will harm…


Today, Food Policy Action released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to President Trump’s budget for fiscal ...

Today, Food Policy Action released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019:

“This Administration’s budget reflects a reckless agenda that attacks the foundations that keep our economy strong, our food safe and healthy, and our land and water sustainable. This budget will harm our entire food system, including everyone who eats. Cutting access to safe and healthy food,​ ​​defunding public health services, and unraveling land and water protections show an incredible disregard for all Americans and the precious ecosystems that sustain us.”

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Food Policy Action Education Fund Launches First Annual State of the Plate

Food Policy Action Education Fund Launches First Annual State of the Plate

By | January 29th, 2018 | Press Releases - FPA Education Fund |


Inaugural report launch and briefing analyzes the first year of the Trump Administration’s  impact on food policy. WASHINGTON – Today, Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) launched its first annual State of the Plate analysis examining the tremendous power of the executive branch to reshape food policy. FPA-EF works to educate the public on federal solutions…


Inaugural report launch and briefing analyzes the first year of the Trump Administration’s  impact on food policy. WASHINGTON – Today, Food Policy...

Inaugural report launch and briefing analyzes the first year of the Trump Administration’s  impact on food policy.

WASHINGTON – Today, Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) launched its first annual State of the Plate analysis examining the tremendous power of the executive branch to reshape food policy. FPA-EF works to educate the public on federal solutions to help make our food system more balanced and provide safe, healthy, affordable food for all. This new annual snapshot analysis aims to be a valuable educational resource to do both.

“As we enter our sixth year, our organization continues to grow and we are excited to expand our focus,” said Monica Mills, Executive Director of Food Policy Action Education Fund. “This year provided numerous examples of the executive branch having a huge impact on the food system and the lawmaking behind it. This Administration’s regulatory rollbacks, political appointments, and executive orders have affected everyone within our food system–from workers to producers to consumers.”

FPA-EF State of the Plate

At a packed morning briefing on Capitol Hill, the report launch was kicked off with opening remarks by anti-hunger and good food champion Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02). Monica Mills moderated the panel, and experts from across the food policy spectrum discussed the analysis and provided their own assessments on the state of our food system after the first year of the new administration.

“Indeed, President Trump has repeatedly argued that he’s done more than any recent president,” said Mills. “But that’s just not true if the measure is the pieces of legislation he has signed. What is true, though, is that he has undone a lot of things that were already in place. In one year, this administration has systematically overturned rules, policies, and regulatory tools. That is what this analysis covers and what we’re discussing today.“

Panelists included Kristy Anderson, American Heart Association; Amy Brandwein, Chef and Restaurateur; Adrienne DerVartanian, Farmworker Justice; Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America; Joe Maxwell, Organization for Competitive Markets; Erik Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists.

A Facebook Live recording of the panel can be viewed here.

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Food Policy Action Education Fund: Food Policy Action Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that is a separate sister organization of Food Policy Action. The mission of FPA-EF is to provide a platform for public education and engagement on the impacts of federal policy on the food system.

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