Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light is hosting “Why should I care about the Farm Bill” from 7 – 9 pm on June 7th at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church (142 Crescent Ave, Louisville, KY 40206). We will be focusing the several proposed changes in the upcoming bill and talk about how these changes affect our everyday lives. The Farm Bill is coming due for another five year renewal and the first draft created in the House of Representatives is likely to have a negative impact on many of the people you care about in your community. Whether it is providing a safe-guard against poor nutrition through the SNAP program, supporting sustainable growth of organic farms and farmer’s markets, promoting healthy development in rural communities or increasing land conservation through rewards programs, the Farm Bill has a massive impact on the health of our neighbors, our land, our water and our small economies. The current version of the Farm Bill will remove an estimated 20 million people from the food-assistance program, eliminate the Conservation Stewardship Program for land conservation, reduce support and funding for programs that help small farmers, organic farm and farmers’ markets and cuts USDA rural funding development by $500 million. Join us from 7 – 9 pm on June 7th at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church and find out why this legislation affects you.

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