It’s no secret that the federal government subsidizes farmers to grow corn, soy, wheat, cotton and rice – commodities that encourage processed food diets. But what if that money went to support healthier options like fruits and vegetables, and to shore up small and medium farmers instead of big agribusiness? On Monday, Jennifer talks with local experts about sustainable food policy and what they’d like to see in a new and improved farm bill.
- Douglas Jackson-Smith, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology, Utah State University
- Gina Cornia, Director, Utahns Against Hunger
- Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau
Salt Lake City is hosting a community forum on the federal farm bill tonight, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., City Library Auditorium, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City. KCPW will broadcast the forum live starting at 7 p.m.
When abused and neglected children become wards of the state, they need all the help they can get. State officials are trying to recruit more CASA volunteers to help advocate for the best interests of children working through the courts.
- Mary Lucero, Utah CASA program administrator
- Rick Smith, Director, Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem
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