The “Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Food Policy” panel hosted by Agri-Pulse during their Farm Bill Summit was moderated by Agri-Pulse Senior Editor, Phillip Brasher. The panelists were all veterans of past farm bills and familiar with wrestling issues like SNAP.
“I think the alliance between farmers and people who work in the nutrition field or people who worry about hunger should be an evergreen- should last every year not just every fifth year or every fourth year when we deal with the farm bill,” explains Missouri Farm Bureau President, Blake Hurst. “We in agriculture spend a lot of time worrying about protecting the technologies that are so important to what I like to call ‘conventional farmers,’ and our natural allies in that fight, as well as in the farm bill fight, are people who care about the price of food.”
Other panelists included: Carrie Calvert, Vice President, Feeding America; Michel Nischan, CEO/Founder, Wholesome Wave; and Matt Perin, Head of Government Relations, The Kroger Co.
Listen to all their comments here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/agripulse-farmbill-17-panel-bridgin-gap-farm-food.mp3″ text=”Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Food Policy Panel Discussion”]
Photos can be found on the Agri-Pulse website.
Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit photos