Biden Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress

Immigration legislation supported by President Biden has made its way to Congress. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Linda Sanchez of California, both Democrats, introduced Biden’s immigration proposal into their respective chambers. The Hagstrom Report says both members of Congress say the bill will “create an earned pathway to citizenship for all 11 […]

Senators Reintroduce Justice for Black Farmers Act

Earlier this week, a group of Senate Democrats reintroduced the Justice for Black Farmers Act. Supporters say the legislation aims to address and correct historic discrimination within the USDA in federal farm assistance and lending. The bill was first introduced in November 2020. At the time, the Senators stated USDA discrimination “has caused Black farmers […]

Senator Booker: Current Food System Fundamentally Broken

A former 2020 presidential candidate says the nation’s food system is “fundamentally broken.” Addressing the National Food Policy Conference last week, Senator Cory Booker, said, “After this crisis, we simply cannot go back to business as usual.” The New Jersey Democrat claims the food system is broken for supply chain workers, farmers, rural communities and […]

WSDA Looking To Cut Food Waste

The Washington state Department of Agriculture is looking at what can be done to reduce food waste in the United States.  According to the WSDA 30% of all food produced goes to the landfill, and the average American household wastes 20% of all food purchased, accounting for roughly $200 per month.  Katie Rains with the […]