The Farm Bill and California food and agriculture
Now is Farm Bill season in Washington D.C. and it is important we all pay attention to the issues under debate. While some may think the Farm Bill is only of interest to farmers in the Midwest and South, who receive the bulk of the federal support, in reality the Farm Bill is vitally important to everyone who cares about food, nutrition, trade, rural development and poverty, and the productivity and competitiveness of American agriculture.
With this broad agenda in mind, the University of California Agricultural Issue Center has prepared a set of Farm Bill briefing papers that are now available on the website http://www.aic.ucdavis.edu/research/farmbill07/farmbill.htm
Other briefs currently online cover nutrition, organic food and agriculture, research, and dairy issues. More policy briefs will be added in coming days.
We invite you to take a look at the material available and if you have questions or need more information, please contact us at AIC.
Daniel A. Sumner
University of California
Agricultural Issues Center