On Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) introduced a draft Farm Bill that runs counter to what farmers and eaters across the country need. Among other disappointments, the bill eliminates the country's largest conservation program, allows concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to claim limited conservation dollars, places no meaningful limitations on subsidy payments to large farms, and removes all mandatory funding for Energy Title programs. The nutrition title is just as egregious; the bill imposes more stringent work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, which is likely to reduce SNAP enrollment by about a million recipients. Read our full statement here.
As a resource to advocates, the media, and the public, IATP has collected our Farm Bill research and analysis into a portal for you to learn more about Farm Bill history and policy, and to use this resource to advocate for a bill that benefits farmers, eaters, and the planet. Click the headline for to access the portal.