On March 20, RIFPC joined Farm Fresh Rhode Island to meet with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to discuss priorities for the Farm Bill – an “omnibus” piece of legislation that passes every five years. In light severe social and environmental changes we’ve experienced over the last five years, RIFPC has made specific recommendations to:
- Preserve and protect agricultural land
- Ensure access to affordable, culturally relevant food for all people
- Support a vibrant a just local food economy
- Increase land access for urban and BIPOC farmers
RIFPC also met with Congressman Seth Magaziner and Senator Jack Reed for additional advocacy surrounding core issues Rhode Island is facing for our agricultural land, food security, and our economy.