Commodities are Subsidized ~70x more than Fruits and Vegetables

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is an organic farmer representing Maine district 1 in the House of Representatives. A common theme for Representative Pingree is to point out how farm bill compensation disproportionately benefits soy, corn, and other commodity growers, while neglecting fruit and vegetable, or ‘specialty crop’ growers. “Vegetables are called specialty crops. Over the last […]

Big Ag Consolidation Threatens American Farmers

Industry consolidation squeezes prosperity out of the hands of independent American farmers. The National Farmers Union (NFU) has proposed sensible policy recommendations to combat big ag consolidation. In combination with AFA legislation, these proposals have the potential to stem damages caused by this threat. The NFU stands up for small American farmers. Like AFA, they […]

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The Food Empowerment Project

AFA researchers rely on ally organizations to learn deeper insights into all four pillars of our alliance. One invaluable go-to resource, especially in the areas of food-inequity and environmental racism, is the Food Empowerment Project. “Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.” […]

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Hey Andrew Yang, Your Climate Policy Could Use Some Work

– by Jacob Holmes The Yang community is a forward-thinking group. As someone who frequents plant-based communities as well: We have a proposal. Reducetarian, vegetarian, and vegan are some of the fastest-growing populations in the world. There are about a 1.5 million vegans (%0.5) in the US alone, with a 600% (six HUNDRED- not a […]