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The Farm Bill is a huge piece of legislation that guides close to $100 billion in spending each year for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (80%) and agricultural programs (20%). It is renegotiated approximately every five years and this year is the year.
The next Farm Bill is in early discussions and Congress needs to hear now that we want this massive legislation to ensure healthy farms and healthy food.
Chlorpyrifos is an extremely toxic pesticide used on a variety of common crops including corn, oranges, and strawberries. It is responsible for acute pesticide poisoning of farmworkers, polluting drinking water, and developmental delays in children who live in farming communities.