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The Power of Philanthropic Engagement in the Farm Bill

The farm bill, set to be reauthorized this year, is the most significant–and enduring–piece of legislation Congress enacts (roughly every 5 years). Since the 1930s, farm bills have directly impacted who gets to farm, how and what kind of food is produced, and more recently, how economically distressed families, seniors, and children eat. The breadth and scope of the farm bill likely touches more lives and communities than any other legislation.

Join United Philanthropy Forum member[s] Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) and guests to learn more about how the farm bill is developed, key drivers of the current
debate over the bill's funding priorities and why this legislation should be of primary concern to funders striving to build a more equitable future.

In addition to providing a landscape overview, this session will explore advocacy strategies – including direct engagement with policymakers – that PSOs and funders can employ to influence legislation like the farm bill this year and every year.

Date & Time: 
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 12:45pm EDT