The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition can give voice to West Virginia farmers and eaters on a national level. Federal food policies matter to all West Virginians, and we regularly mobilize our constituency to act on issues that will affect them. Currently, we are encouraging folks to voice their opinions on the 2018 Farm Bill. Learn more and get involved by visiting www.wvfarmbill.com. or join the conversation by using the hashtag #WVfarmbill2018 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE COALITION
As a Participating Member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition participates in NSAC gatherings, NSAC Issue Committees, and other NSAC activities. Participating Members may also serve on the Organizational Council and the Grassroots Council.
On a local level, we provide a platform for state food issues to be represented by farmers and food systems advocates in the West Virginia Legislature. In the Spring, Working Groups identify issues and attend advocacy trainings, growing support and consensus for their issues. As the year continues, we conduct legal research, develop support at the legislature, and build a statewide coalition of support for the issue– implementing a legislative campaign in order to change, create, or dissolve laws to help grow our WV food systems.
2018 Policy Platform
Each year our state legislative platform is selected democratically. Thank you to everyone who participated in our polling process to let us know which issues matter most to you. Click here to see a more in-depth summary of the policy platform.
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