KEY POLICY ISSUES
THE FARM BILL
The U.S. Farm Bill was passed in December 2018. It is currently being implemented. The next Farm Bill will be passed in five years, in 2023.
CAFF is represented in Washington DC by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). NSAC devotes much of its effort to the Farm Bill and its implementation. You can follow updates on its Farm Bill blog: http://sustainableagriculture.net/category/farm-bill/
We have formed a California Caucus of NSAC that now has 19 organizations. We try to coordinate our efforts in lobbying Congress.
California Caucus of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
CAFF is also an organizational member of the Organic Farmers Association. We will work with OFA on organic issues in the next Farm Bill and CAFF & FG members receive a discount on membership to the OFA.