Posts tagged "farm bill"
Supporting farmers to ensure food security in the face of climate change

Supporting farmers to ensure food security in the face of climate change

 The US needs to encourage diversity of crops and ensure resilience in the face of climate change.

Feb. 5 news: CVS to stop selling cigarettes, avian flu in China, fewer children dying in car crashes

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a revision to the long-debated farm bill, which includes improvements and cuts to federal nutrition programs, Learn more about the bill's latest revisions and how it impacts public health.

U.S. House rejects farm bill

The U.S. House of Representatives blocked its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon in a surprising 195-234 vote. The defeat of the measure was a victory for APHA and public health advocates, as the reauthorization of the bill included drastic cuts to important nutrition and public health programs.
APHA signs letter opposing House farm bill, SNAP budget cuts

APHA signs letter opposing House farm bill, SNAP budget cuts

Nutrition assistance programs, including shool meals, are at risk in the farm bill being debated in the House of Representatives this week.

Nutrition and hunger program funding jeopardized in farm bill

Public health groups are calling on the U.S. Senate to protect key health-related provisions in the reauthorization of the farm bill in advance of debate today.
Can we all eat healthy food?

Can we all eat healthy food?

Good nutrition is essential for a healthy lifestyle — but is it possible for everyone?

Farm bill’s impact on public health featured in new APHA issue brief

Landmark legislation with major implications for public health reached a critical point Tuesday as the U.S. Senate began voting on the future of the farm bill, which governs the nation’s food and agricultural policies.