Farm Bill Action Alert

The 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 programs:


· 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 nation.


Authorizes discretionary nutrition programs, including:


· 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 County


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 personal note.


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