FarmPolicy

July 24, 2019

CNN OutFront- Lawmaker: Healthy lunch rules ‘go beyond reason’

Categories: Nutrition

From CNN OutFront- May 28- “It’s rare that the first lady gets publicly involved in a political fight. But she has some major beef with House Republicans who want to enable schools to opt out of the nutrition standards that the first lady fought for.

“‘The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health,’ she said. ‘Now is not the time to roll back everything that we have worked for. Our kids deserve so much better than that.’

“Republican Congressman Robert Aderholt– He’s backing the bill that would let cash-strapped schools opt out of the nutrition regulations.”

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Farm Bill; Nutrition Issues; Ag Economy; Regs; and, Immigration

Farm Bill- Conservation

AP writer John Flesher reported yesterday that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday.

“Authorized by the new farm law enacted earlier this year, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is intended to involve the private sector more directly in planning and funding environmental protection initiatives tied to agriculture [see related USDA video].

“‘It’s a new approach to conservation that is really going to encourage people to think in very innovative and creative ways,’ Vilsack said.”

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