This week on Sound Bites, a show about the future of our food system, we talk to a diverse panel of farmers and experts about the Farm Bill, what it means now that the bill was not passed. The Senate voted on and passed the Farm Bill, but the U.S. House of Representatives’ bill failed to reach the House floor. With Congress adjourned until after the November elections, the future is uncertain for some farmers. We talk to:
- Ted Wycal, of Greenbranch Organic Farm;
- Charles Wright, of Wright’s Market and Cornerstone Farms;
- Steve Savage, an agricultural scientist and independent consultant;
- and Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch.
Then we discuss the Perdue Trial which started this week in Baltimore, and which will have an important outcome on agriculture and poultry in our nation. We talk to:
- Michele Merkel, Co-director of the Food & Water Justice Project at Food and Water Watch;
- Julie DeYoung, Perdue spokesperson;
- and James Adkins, of the Wicomico County Young Farmers about what this trial could mean for all of the key players.