The House version of the GFSA bill, HR.1567, is still awaiting action by the full House. As of September 22, the bill has 80 total co-sponsors, 29 R's and 51 D's. The hope was to get the bill onto the House suspension calendar as a noncontroversial bill as was the case last fall, but the path through the House now appears to be a bit rockier than in 2014.
As part of our Local Food Initiative, AGree is teaming up with Co-Chair Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability at the George Washington University (GW), to hold a convening series on urban, local, and regional agriculture policy to help inform the 2018 Farm Bill. The goal for the convening series is to: