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2018-19 Farm Bill Support: Marker Bills & Priorities

While the House Committee on Agriculture and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry work on their respective first drafts of the 2018/2019 farm bill, the Tisch Food Center is actively promoting priorities to ensure Americans have access to high quality nutrition education. This fall, the staff:

  • Submitted comment to the House Committee on Agriculture and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets following their hearings in New York State and New York City this fall;
  • Helped create SNAP-Education priorities as members of the National SNAP-Ed Strategy Group, convened by the Food Trust;
  • Signed on to the recommendations and priorities of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA); and
  • Voiced support for Rep. Chellie Pingree’s (ME-1) Local FARMS Act (HR 3941).

Dr. Pam Koch responded to the Local FARMS Act:

"The Tisch Food Center is very happy to support the Local FARMS Act. This bill is exciting in that it takes a comprehensive approach to helping people eat well – through production, access, affordability, and nutrition education. Taken together the elements of this bill will support local farmers and producers; make good food more accessible and affordable for communities; and engage consumers young and old in growing and eating healthy, local food."

 

Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

2018-19 Farm Bill Support: Marker Bills & Priorities

  • Submitted comment to the House Committee on Agriculture and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets following their hearings in New York State and New York City this fall;
  • Helped create SNAP-Education priorities as members of the National SNAP-Ed Strategy Group, convened by the Food Trust;
  • Signed on to the recommendations and priorities of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA); and
  • Voiced support for Rep. Chellie Pingree’s (ME-1) Local FARMS Act (HR 3941).

Dr. Pam Koch responded to the Local FARMS Act:

"The Tisch Food Center is very happy to support the Local FARMS Act. This bill is exciting in that it takes a comprehensive approach to helping people eat well – through production, access, affordability, and nutrition education. Taken together the elements of this bill will support local farmers and producers; make good food more accessible and affordable for communities; and engage consumers young and old in growing and eating healthy, local food."

 

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