Friday Session II
The next Farm Bill is just around the corner, and Congress has only months left to authorize the 2018 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill has major implications for sustainable and organic farmers, and now is the time to defend, strengthen, and establish key programs and policies that benefit organic producers. We’ll discuss key opportunities to weigh in, updates from D.C., anticipated challenges, and ways to encourage federal policy that best supports organic and sustainable production systems.
Alyssa Charney is a policy specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), advocating for federal food and policy reform. She leads NSAC’s conservation committee, and works on organic agriculture, climate change, and the annual appropriations process.