Farmers and farmers markets are essential to communities and food systems. They create jobs, boost the economy, and make nutritious fruits and vegetables more accessible. During National Farmers Market Week, it is vital to recognize the work that farmers and farmers markets do for us each and every day.
As of late June, both the Senate and House versions of the 2018 Farm Bill have passed. Now, Congress has to collaborate to create one bill before the 2014 Farm Bill expires. We may see compromise and action by the end of this week.
The Senate released their version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. This bipartisan draft of the bill is expected do better than the House draft, which was shot down last month.
Last month, the House Agriculture Committee introduced their draft of the proposed 2018 Farm Bill. On Friday, May 18th, the House’s draft 2018 Farm Bill was voted down 198-213. As our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition stated, this House version was “one of the most anti-farmer bills ever seen.”
Over the past few months, Pinnacle Prevention has been involved with a handful of important policy and legislative efforts in Arizona. Along with our incredible partners, we’ve been striving to make Arizona and its residents happier and healthier. Here is a recap of some of the policy work and educational efforts Pinnacle Prevention has been involved in this session:
With a growing agriculture industry, farming is calling upon young people to step in and fill the gaps. Here’s how young farmers are going to impact the industry in the upcoming years.
In the new year, the United States legislature will introduce the 2018 Farm Bill. Here is some information on what the new bill will contain and how it will impact you if it’s passed.
With the end of October nearing, National Farm to School Month is also coming to a close. But this doesn’t mean that Farm to School efforts have to end! These programs promote connections between students, schools, and local farmers which should be celebrated and implemented year-round.
Leaves are changing, but healthy habits don’t have to! With fall weather comes many exciting opportunities for families to have fun together and stay active.
It's National Farm to School Month, and this week we're celebrating with some of the wonderful numbers behind the movement! Check out our infographic to learn more about farm to school programs, as well as their impact across the country and in our state.
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