Farm Bill Action AlertThe
House Committee on Agriculture is accepting public comments on the Farm Bill through
May 20th .
Make comments on the Farm Bill
More Information About the Farm Bill:
FARM BILL 2012
We Need your Comments!
The Federal Farm Bill- a
comprehensive piece of legislation that sets the overall food and agriculture
policy for the country- is up for renewal this year and The House Agriculture
Committee is now accepting public comments. It is
imperative that we urge support of nutrition programs contained in the Farm
Bill, so that the hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders who rely on them
to feed their families are not left hungry.
Why should you submit comments on the Farm Bill?
The Farm Bill authorizes and funds mandatory nutrition
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-Our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, providing
benefits directly to low-income Americans to purchase food.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) - The
Emergency Food Assistance Program purchases surplus commodities from U.S.
growers and distributors, and distributes these to food banks throughout the
Authorizes discretionary nutrition
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)- For low-income
pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum,
infants, children up to age six, (Seniors
only program in NY) and elderly people at least 60 years of age by
supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. It provides
food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these
groups. Catholic Charities distributes these commodities in Nassau and Suffolk
Make sure these
critical nutrition programs are protected in the Farm Bill by submitting
your public comments today.
Please us as much, or as little, of the template already
included in the comment box for your convenience. It always helps to include a