Farm Bill Spending in California 2008-2010
A discussion on how to better leverage Farm Bill resources and other strategies to meet the needs of Organic growers in the state
3201 Hart Hall, UC Davis
Please join us on Tuesday, June 12, from 1:00-3:00 pm in 3201 Hart Hall to hear Kari Hamerschlag of Environmental Working Group, speak on the following subject:
Farm Bill spending in California 2008-10: A discussion on how to better leverage Farm Bill resources and other strategies to better meet the needs of Organic Growers in the state
California generates 36 percent of organic agricultural production nationally. Yet between 2008-2010, Environmental Working Group's research showed that California received just 1 percent of organic agriculture, education and extension funding. Overall, California received about 7 percent of research funding, a low amount considering that it is the leading agricultural state, contributing over 12 percent of agricultural output for the nation.
Kari will provide an overview of all Farm Bill spending nationally and in California and then zero in on a number of organic, sustainable agriculture, specialty crop and other research programs that could provide much needed funding to encourage more robust support for organic and transitional growers.