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Format: 2015

March 2015

Logan Luce Agricultural Fungicides and Public Health Webinar Slides 03/05/2015

Posted March 5, 2015

Agriculture, Fungicide Resistance

Logan Luce Agricultural Fungicides and Public Health Webinar Slides 03/05/2015

Letter to Pfizer to leave ALEC

Posted March 4, 2015

Money and Politics

We are writing to ask Pfizer to end its affiliation with the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC. Over the last few months, numerous companies, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, have ended their ALEC membership due to concerns about the harmful role ALEC has played in our...

TPP letter on Dairy Concerns

Posted March 4, 2015

Industrialized Meat, TPP, Trade, Livestock

The Honorable Max Baucus Committee on Finance United States Senate 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 March 4, 2013 Dear Chairman Baucus: As the Administration continues negotiating new standard‐setting trade pacts for the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond, we ask that any trade policymaking...

Letter to White House Task force on Pollinators

Posted March 2, 2015

Money and Politics

Dear Directors Keigwin and Kunickis, We the 128 undersigned organizations have closely followed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the broader White House Task Force’s efforts to protect pollinators from pesticides including neonicotinoid insecticides. This letter outlines our concerns regarding...

Nora McKeon Presentation Slides 03/02/2015

Posted March 2, 2015

Trade, Food security, Free trade agreements, Global Governance, Globalization

Nora McKeon Presentation Slides 03/02/2015.

February 2015

Extending the Growing Season

Posted February 27, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Food, Sustainable Agriculture

Introduction The Upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin are simultaneously known for their cold winters and their high specialty crop production. Like many states in the country, these states are experiencing increasing interest in local and regional food procurement, particularly from institutions...

Olga Kikou TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Posted February 26, 2015

Industrialized Meat, TTIP, Livestock

Olga Kikou TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Joyce Tischler TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Posted February 26, 2015

TTIP, Livestock

Joyce Tischler TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Minnesota Farm to Institution Markets

Posted February 25, 2015

Farm to Institution

Aimed at improving access to and profitability from Minnesota’s farm to institution markets (i.e. schools, hospitals, child care centers, etc.) for Minnesota producers, the survey engaged 142 producers operating in 56 counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. It was a joint project of the Institute for...

Letter to Congress on Fast Track and Agriculture

Posted February 25, 2015

A letter to Members of Congress, from 40 organizations committed to local and community level responses to climate change, to express their opposition to fast track trade negotiating authority. There is a concern that fast track authority would expedite the quick passage of trade agreements without a full debate or...

Juliette Majot's Testimony on Fast Track, TTIP and TPP

Posted February 23, 2015

Fast Track, TPP, TTIP, Free trade agreements

Testimony before Congressman Keith Ellison and Congressman Rick Nolan Trade Field Hearing February 18, 2015 Richfield, Minnesota Presented by: Juliette Majot, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy jmajot@iatp.org My name is Juliette Majot. I am president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade...

02/17/2015 Farm to School & Youth Leadership Webinar Part 2 slides

Posted February 17, 2015

Local Food, Farm to School

 Slides from the Farm to School Youth Leadership webinar on 02/17/2015.

Midwest Bioeconomy and Safer Products Summit

Posted February 11, 2015

Environment, Green chemistry

Minneapolis – Business, political, academic, and community leaders will convene in Pohlad Hall at the Minneapolis Central Library on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 to explore how the rapidly growing Bioeconomy and green chemistry sectors in the Midwest are providing clean, safe and economical solutions to many of...

Analysis of the European Commission proposal for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)

Posted February 4, 2015

TTIP, Food safety, Free trade agreements, Livestock

Analysis of the European Commission proposal for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) (January 7, 2015)[i] By Dr. Steve Suppan February 4, 2015 Introduction The European Commission decision to publish on January 7, 2015 negotiating...

Hopkins, MN Public Schools and Minnesota-grown Wheatberries Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Located just west of Minneapolis, MN, the Hopkins Public Schools system serves nearly 7,400 students. The district is composed of six elementary schools, one magnet Chinese immersion school, two junior high schools and one high school. Thirty-eight percent of the district’s students qualify for free or...

Alaska Grown Barley and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Located in interior Alaska, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District serves daily lunches for over 5,000 of its 14,300 students.1 The district includes 35 public, charter, magnet, and specialized schools that range in size from a rural elementary school of fewer than 100 students to a high school of 1...

Montana-grown Lentils and the Kalispell, Montana Public Schools Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Located in rural northwestern Montana, the Kalispell Public School District has about 6,000 students, about 3,500 of which are served lunch daily.1 The district places a strong emphasis on providing locally grown products, and its Farm to School program now involves 12 to 15 local producers. Lunch menus...

Portland Public Schools and Regionally Grown Legumes and Grains Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview The largest school district in Oregon, the Portland Public Schools (PPS), is composed of 47,000 students in 81 schools. PPS is a diverse district with 46 percent of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals. About half of its student body is white, 16 percent are Hispanic, 11 percent are African...

Ithaca City School District and New York-Grown Organic Dry Beans and Tofu Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is located in Ithaca, New York, 225 miles northwest of New York City. Nestled at the southern end of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region, Ithaca’s beautiful bucolic setting and proximity to an abundance of farmland has been credited with inspiring a food culture that...