MFAI’s policy director concerned about funding, conservation in new Farm Bill
EAST TROY Margaret Krome, director of public policy at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, recently discussed Farm Bill legislation with a Milwaukee-based group called Friends of Real Food in an interview on the WUWM program "Lake Effect."
The Farm Bill, legislation that focuses on agriculture, as well as nutrition and conservation, is reviewed and passed every five years by Congress. The current version is expiring this year.
In addition to policy work, Krome conducts workshops nationwide on grant writing and using federal programs to support sustainable agriculture. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Appropriate Technology and sits on the Wisconsin Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Listen to her take on what she would like to see in the final bill HERE.