LWVUS Agriculture Study Details Announced

LWVUS has announced some information on the “Agriculture Update” study.

Scope

The Agriculture Update will focus narrowly on: 1) current technology issues in agriculture including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling; and 2) current agriculture finance issues including consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process.

Committee Members and Timeline

These are listed at http://www.lwv.org/content/about-agriculture-update-and-committee

The timeline gives Sep 2013-Apr 2014 as the period during which state and local Leagues may form study committees, examine study materials, hold public meetings, hold consensus meetings, etc.

Local League Participation

Remember to include this study as you plan your calendars and activities for next year. Also, consider joining together regionally for study committees, public meetings, etc. This is a great opportunity to participate in the discussion of this important national issue!