Over the last year, a subcommittee of the Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative (DFFC) Food Systems Work Group has been working on a list of priorities for the federal farm bill which will be reauthorized this year. The group firmly believes that a major component of developing healthy communities is informing and engaging policy leaders around issues critical to our work. The farm bill is just one piece of legislation that DFFC considers critical to ensuring our work is successful, and we spent the last year working with metro Detroit organizations and residents to develop four priorities to be included in the next farm bill.
Please take a few moments to read the priorities and sign the online petition to show your support for a fair farm bill. The petition will be submitted to the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, as they are in the process of drafting the new legislation.
Food Systems Work Group of the Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative