Just Food For Thought

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Farm Bill—or more accurately the Food and Farm Bill--has a huge impact on what kind of food is available in your neighborhood, how that food is produced, and how much it costs.

The Farm Bill sets parameters and funding targets for many programs related to food stamps, food pantries, farmers markets, farm-to-institution purchasing and community food projects in our city. It determines crop subsidies and insurance and what kinds of farms get to benefit from them, influences pricing...

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Monday, January 9, 2012


Qiana Mickie, bottom left, with fellow advocates in training.

On January 4th, more than a hundred concerned New Yorkers attended a Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

"The Bronx is home to urban farms like La Finca Del Sur and Taqwa Community Farm, farmer’s markets like the one at Lincoln Hospital and...

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