(Columbus, OH)—The Ohio Farmers Union, Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, and Ohio Environmental Council are teaming up to urge bold changes to federal agriculture policy.
Their goal is to reform the Federal Farm Bill with a fiscally sound plan to:
- Grow America’s agricultural production.
- Sustain the basic nutritional needs of the millions of Americans who continue to struggle to put food on the table during the Great Recession.
- Nurture America’s emerging sector of organic and sustainable agriculture producers.
- Conserve America’s precious soil and water resources.
The U.S. Farm Bill is an outgrowth of the 1930s Dust Bowl and Great Depression. The Farm Bill originally was designed to accomplish three goals: