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Farm Bill 2012

Building coalitions for change

Food & Beverages
Good Governance

Farm Bill 2012 reflects cross-sector conversations from a 2010 meeting during which health and agriculture stakeholders began to discuss how the Farm Bill could be healthier.

The Farm Bill is the principal piece of legislation that determines agricultural and food policy throughout the United States. Strategies and incentives set by the Farm Bill have a critical impact on many aspects of food production and consumption, and reforming those policies holds the potential to reform our food system.

To begin developing a collective vision for Farm Bill reform, leaders from a diverse field of organizations came together for a workshop we hosted with Yale Law School in April 2010. The discussions that took place were a first step in establishing a vision for reshaping Farm Bill policies.

This report provides an overview of the discussion, with recommendations for future research and action.

Be sure to check out our guide, Growing Change, designed for community leaders to help identify ways to get involved in the Farm Bill reauthorization process.