Farm Bill Policy Series
The Farm Bill is a comprehensive piece of federal legislation that is slated for congressional discussion and approval in 2018. The Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) and the Food Studies Graduate Society (FSGS) is hosting a series of three events covering topics related to the upcoming Farm Bill, including SNAP, farm subsidies, agricultural economics, and firsthand experiences with Farm Bill programs. These events will be hosted in November, December, and February.
Anne Effland is a Senior Economist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). She has written numerous publications including "Identifying Overlap in the Farm Safety Net," "The 20th Century Transformation of U.S. Agriculture and Farm Policy," and "Investing in People: Assessing the Economists Benefits of 1890 Institutions." In this lecture and discussion, Ms. Effland will explain the agricultural economics side of the Farm Bill and tell us exactly what we should look out for in the upcoming hearings regarding agricultural policy in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Wine and snacks will be served at this event.