Category Archives: Farm Bill

2022 FMC Policy Priorities

Mykalee McGowan February 16, 2022

FMC’s board recently approved the organizations’ legislative priorities to guide our work over the next year. These priorities are based on input from market managers about challenges they have experienced, analysis from FMC staff, and feedback from our contacts at USDA and on the hill. A note on SNAP EBT: The fact that SNAP is…

FMPP Targeted for Elimination

Alex Canepa June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017 President Trump’s proposed budget recommends the complete elimination of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) in the upcoming Farm Bill. FMPP is the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) primary grant program serving America’s farmers markets and direct marketing-ranchers and farmers. According to an explanatory note accompanying the President’s budget, “The budget…

Gaining Ground

Jen O'Brien March 13, 2014

As this LONG, eventful winter comes to end, we’re gearing up for a great farmers market season. February brought the conclusion of what turned out to be a multi-year farm bill debate in Congress. The Agriculture Act of 2014—the farm bill’s official name—took steps toward supporting local agriculture by increasing funding for Community Food Projects,…