Farm Bill: Policy



The U.S. Farm Bill was passed in December 2018. It is currently being implemented. The next Farm Bill will be passed in five years, in 2023.

CAFF is represented in Washington DC by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).  NSAC devotes much of its effort to the Farm Bill and its implementation. You can follow updates on its Farm Bill blog:

We have formed a California Caucus of NSAC that now has 19 organizations. We try to coordinate our efforts in lobbying Congress.

California Caucus of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 

CAFF is also an organizational member of the Organic Farmers Association. We will work with OFA on organic issues in the next Farm Bill and CAFF & FG members receive a discount on membership to the OFA.

David Runsten
Policy Director

Dave directs all of CAFF’s policy work as well as the food safety and water stewardship outreach. Dave is an agricultural economist who conducted research on such topics as contract agriculture in Mexico, fair trade coffee in Oaxaca, regional competitiveness of the produce industry, living wages in Los Angeles, and farm labor in California.

dave[at]    |    530.756.8518 x125

CAFF Legislative Representation, Sacramento
Justin Malan, Eco Consult

CAFF Legislative Representation, Washington DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

CAFF Policy Advisors
Stellman Keehnel, Esq., DLA Piper, Seattle
E. Phillip LeVeen, PhD, Berkeley