Gearing Up for Farm Bill Season

EESI will take periodic looks at the ongoing debate surrounding the anticipated 2018 Farm Bill. This article is the first in the series.

Despite no named candidate for Agriculture Secretary, Congress is already thinking about the 2018 Farm Bill, with hearings on the topic expected as early as later this month.  With a Republican-controlled Congress and administration, the majority has a rare opportunity to broadly shape policy and pick legislative priorities.  Rural economies received a lot of attention on the campaign trail, signaling that the Farm Bill is sure to be the focus of many lawmakers this session.   


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2. Branstad Says Trump Assures EPA Chief Will be Pro-Ethanol

3. Perdue is Trump’s Lead Pick for Agriculture Secretary

4. Finding the Real Value of Hemp in Kentucky

5. USDA: Incentives Available for Drop-In Biofuel Delivered to Navy





Breakfast Briefing - How to Feed the World and Cool the Planet: Soil Is the Solution
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room 212-10

Hosted by the Organic Consumers Association’s global coalition, Regeneration International. EESI is a co-sponsor.

Hope for the future depends on reversing three disturbing trends: dangerous concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, skyrocketing rates of diet-related diseases, and rapidly vanishing natural resources, especially water. These problems have one thing in common: They can't be solved without soil. We might take dirt for granted, but we can't do much without it. In this briefing, experts will explain how our ability to feed the world and cool the planet depends on how we care for the soil. 

RSVP to Alexis Baden-Mayer, Political Director, Organic Consumers Association at



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