Farm Bill

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program: 
Food Show
program date: 
Wed, 12/21/2011

This edition of the Food Show featured two experts on the Farm Bill -- multiyear omnibus federal legislation that covers commodity payments, agricultural land conservation programs, nutrition programs such as SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), and more. It is up for renewal in Congress in 2012.

 

Kate Welch interviewed Julia DeGraw of Food and Water Watch. www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Bruce Silverman interviewed Tom Laskawy, who writes on www.grist.org and www.thefern.org.

For more on the Farm Bill:

www.jhu.edu/farmbillvisualizer  A nice graphic explanation of where the money goes.

www.ewg.org    Environmental Working Group. Tells who the farm commodity money goes to.

www.sustainable agriculture.net    National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

 

The show also included our cheese report, The Roquefort Files, focussing on meltability.

We need more members of our Food Show crew. If you want to learn radio journalism skills, KBOO is ready to teach you. You probably won't become rich and famous, but you might help more people know about what they eat. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 503-231-8032.

 

  • Length: 60:09 minutes (55.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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