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AGree Bulletin | April 2016

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AGree Bulletin | September 2015


Dispatches from the Hill | September 2015

Prepared for AGree by Stephanie Mercier, former chief economist for the Senate Agriculture Committee
Global Food Security Legislation

The House version of the GFSA bill, HR.1567, is still awaiting action by the full House. As of September 22, the bill has 80 total co-sponsors, 29 R's and 51 D's. The hope was to get the bill onto the House suspension calendar as a noncontroversial bill as was the case last fall, but the path through the House now appears to be a bit rockier than in 2014.


Local Food Initiative | Bulletin

April 2016

As part of our Local Food Initiative, AGree is teaming up with Co-Chair Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability at the George Washington University (GW), to hold a convening series on urban, local, and regional agriculture policy to help inform the 2018 Farm Bill. The goal for the convening series is to: