Roughly every five years, the U.S. designs and implements a new farm bill, which sets federal policy on agriculture across a huge swath of programs, including subsidies, food assistance, land practices and more. As the discussion around what to include in the 2023 farm bill intensifies, many are pushing for climate mitigation and adaptation measures to be a primary focus of the legislation. Then there’s equity. Since the 1930s, the Federal Government has supported farmers with subsidies, credit, and crop insurance. Yet historically, Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color have been excluded from these benefits. Can we make progress on equity and climate today that we couldn’t in the past?
Chuck Conner, President and CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Scott Faber, Senior VP, Government Affairs, EWG
Jonathan Coppess, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
John W. Boyd, Jr., President, National Black Farmers Association
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