Youth Assembly Webinar: An Introduction to the Farm Bill 2012

Less than a quarter of the funds spent through the current U.S. farm bill go to farm programs. Where does the rest of the money go? And what do rural residents need to know about the farm bill? This 45 minute webinar explores those questions with rural young people from across the country.

Presenters and Moderators (see links for contact information)
Jim Kleinschmit, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Cullen Brady, Sustainable Northwest
Kim Phinney, YouthBuild USA and Rural Assembly Steering Committee
Connie Stewart, California Center for Rural Policy and Rural Assembly Steering Committee
Whitney Kimball Coe, Center for Rural Strategies and National Rural Assembly coordinator

PowerPoint slide presentation (download in PPT format) (view in PDF format)
IATP’s Farm Bill Watch
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition          
        Grassroots Guide to the 2008 Farm Bill
        Something to Crow About Blog
 (listserv and webpage)

National Wildlife Federation Wildlife and the Farm Bill webpage

Webinar: The Farm Bill 2012 from Center for Rural Strategies on Vimeo.

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