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Food and Farm Policy Forum with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
*Canceled due to inclement weather*
Lunch will be served
Later this year, Congress is scheduled to re-authorize the Farm Bill, the federal law that defines our food and farm system by determining what we eat, how and where crops are grown, and how we take care of agricultural land.
Congressman Blumenauer will talk about the Food and Farm Act, his effort to replace the farm bill with policy that invests in beginning and local farmers, a healthy environment, and increased food security and access to healthy food for all Americans.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer is a lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) has devoted his entire career to public service. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Mr. Blumenauer has created a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for Livable Communities: places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure. He is currently a member of the Ways and Means Committee and the subcommittees on Health, Oversight, and Tax Policy. Congressman Blumenauer’s academic training includes undergraduate and law degrees from Lewis and Clark College in Portland.