By: Heather C. Dahl, NPF Board Chairman
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Understanding the Farm Bill
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11 a.m- 12 p.m., Live Webinar and Twitter Q&A
Farm Bill Twitter Chat Q&A, July 17
Thank you to those who participated in our recent webinar, Understanding the Farm Bill. After the House Agriculture Committee released a version of the bill NPF hosted a Twitter chat on Tuesday, July 17, with on-the-record experts to answer questions. Our experts included, Don Carr, Senior Communications and Policy Advisor with Environmental Working Group, Dale Moore, Deputy Executive Director of Public Policy wtih American Farm Bureau Federation and Derek Wallbank, Legislative Policy, Bloomberg Government.
See the summary of NPF's recent #NPFfarmbill twitter chat on Storify.
Watch the recorded webinar:
The Senate passed its farm bill – the “Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012” -- on June 21. The bill would cost nearly $1 trillion over the next 10 years, with major, controversial changes to the farm “safety net,” reductions in food assistance for low-income families and important effects in dozens of other areas, including research, conservation, energy, specialty crops, foreign food aid and more. Watch the recorded version of this free webinar on the Farm Bill.
Moderated by Loren Duggan, leader of Bloomberg Government's Congress and Budget Analyst team.
Our expert panel included Scott Faber, Vice President for Government Affairs with the Environmental Working Group and Dale Moore, Deputy Executive Director of Public Policy wtih American Farm Bureau Federation.
Powerpoints and more about the experts below.
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