The 2014 Farm Bill expires on September 30th and Congress has not been able to reach an agreement authorizing a new bill nor have they taken action to pass an extension of the existing farm bill. That puts the funding for many "tiny but mighty" (TBM) farm bill programs in jeopardy. These TBM programs include
All Blog Posts Farm Bill Moves to Conference Committee July 20th, 2018 Amalie Lipstreu, OEFFA As with any legislation, it takes both Houses of Congress to pass a farm bill. On May 18th members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a draft farm bill
All Blog Posts Save the Date! 2018 Ohio Food Policy Summit: Financing Food Systems July 20th, 2018 Ariel Miller, Franklin County Local Food Council Mark your calendars for the Eighth Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit, which will take place Monday, September 24th (10am to 5pm) at
All Blog Posts 2018 OFPN Virtual Convening Schedule January 5, 2018 Amanda Osborne (OSU Extension Cuyahoga) We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are
All Blog Posts 2017 OFPN Summit December 13, 2017 Amy Baskes On Monday, November 6, over 150 people attended the 2017 Ohio Food Policy Summit at OSU’s Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Key presentations at the event included: Exploring the Need and Precedent for
All Blog Posts Pittsburgh Food Policy Council Releases Farm Bill Resource November 2, 2017 Amalie Lipstreu, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association The 2018 Farm Bill Guide is a new resource developed by the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC) to help its members gain a basic understanding of
All Blog Posts 2018 Farm Bill Process Begins Senator Sherrod Brown Introduces Local FARMS Act October 20, 2017 Amalie Lipstreu, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Farm Bill 2018: Senator Brown introduced the Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act earlier this month.
All Blog Posts Summit Food Coalition September 21, 2017 Summit Food Coalition formed in 2009, after some initial planning conversations in 2008. The coalition developed a county-level food charter in 2011 that was adopted by the county in 2012. Throughout this time, the group developed