The Farm Foundation, a nonpartisan advocate for sound agriculture policy, hosted a Farm Bill Forum at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Former Texas Congressman Charlie Stenholm moderated the panel that included Michael R. Dimock, Joe Outlaw of Texas A&M, Jon Scholl formerly of American Farmland Trust, Helen Jensen of Iowa State and Kip Tom of Tom Farms, a corn grower from Indiana.
ROC President Michael R. Dimock has taken an unusual position on the House Farm Bill passed yesterday. He does it for a reason. Many of ROC's allies working on the CA Food Policy Council and in NGO community are lamenting the House Bill. Dimock's points out that there is a huge shift afoot and it creates opportunity for the food movement. Watch for more analysis and suggestions from him in the days ahead.
The Senate debate for a 2013 Farm Bill has already begun. Once again we have a chance to weigh in on our nation's food and farm policy.
Critical programs that boost rural economic development, leverage local initiatives and support future American farmers are in danger of disappearing completely. However, because of the debate on the continuing resolution and sequestration, we have another opportunity to restore funding.
On March 4, 2013 at the Florida International University, in Miami, Roots of Change President, Michael Dimock, delivered the keynote for the School of Environment Arts and Society’s Agroecology Symposium.
Sacramento Region Food System Collaborative Host Food Summit
This holiday season we want to thank our network and their incredible accomplishments!
The food movement is rising and the time is NOW to keep the momentum going!
650 delegates representing 95 nations of the world participating in the Slow Food International Congress adopts statement in support of California's Proposition 37, To Label GMOs.
The newly formed Senate Select Committee on California Food in conjunction with Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry held their first hearings in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 15th.