Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand  Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… Read more »

House Ag Committee is Still Marking Up the Farm Bill! Take Action!

House Ag Committee is Still Marking Up the Farm Bill! Take Action!
This latest Farm Bill update came today: “We are very disappointed to see that the House Ag Committee rejected two amendments proposing to restore cuts to SNAP. Call your Representative and let them know that you oppose any cuts to SNAP. We are pleased to report that the House Ag Committee has passed: Rep. Johnson’s… Read more »

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Moves to House

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Moves to House
Last week the Senate passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill, and the House Agricultural Committee will take up their version of the bill on July 11th. From GE foods to SNAP benefits, the Senate debated many critical issues in our food system. For a quick listing of the important provisions that made it… Read more »

Farm Bill Passes Senate Agriculture Committee, Update from CFSC

Farm Bill Passes Senate Agriculture Committee, Update from CFSC
This message was sent from CFSC last week, we wanted to pass on the good news! The next step will be a hearing of the bill on the Senate floor. Stay tuned… “Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved the Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act (Farm Bill) in a bipartisan 16-5 vote. The bill… Read more »