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The American Rescue Plan: What it Does for Agriculture and Nutrition

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Written by Minnie Che, FLPC research assistant A $1.9 trillion stimulus package, called the American Rescue Plan, has been passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden. Even before passage of this legislation, there were many changes afoot […]

Rescue Plan Includes Billions To Address Systemic Discrimination At USDA

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Originally written by Ava Cilia, law student in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, and published on Farm Bill Law Enterprise on March 17, 2021 Last week, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 […]

USDA’s New Guideline for Donating Meat and Poultry: A Positive Step Towards Reducing Food Waste

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Written by, Nicholas Hanel and Ata Nalbantoglu, FLPC clinical students In a recent push to promote the donation of food to prevent safe, edible food from going to waste, in December 2020 the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published […]

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report Includes Major Agriculture Policy and Food Waste Reduction Recommendations, Including Several Submitted by FLPC and FBLE

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This blog post was written by Ali Schklair and MJ McDonald, FLPC summer interns. In June 2020, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (Select Committee) released Solving the Climate Crisis, a comprehensive set of recommendations to confront climate […]

COVID-19 Food-Related Policy Tracking: Highlighting State Approaches

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This blog post was written by Bridgette Slater with contributions by Ali Schklair, Amanda Dell, Emily Yslas, MJ McDonald, and Regan Plekenpol. All are FLPC summer interns. In early June, FLPC launched the State Policies for Feeding Vulnerable Populations Tool, […]

COVID-19 highlights systemic flaws in H-2A visa program

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This article was written by Amanda Dell, RDN, FLPC Intern. While many Americans hunker down in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of farmworkers lace up their boots and head out into the fields to harvest ripening crops. This essential […]

Expanding SNAP Options: A Bill to Make SNAP Purchasing More Accessible During a Difficult Time

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This article was written by Ali (Alexandra) Schklair, FLPC Intern. On July 2nd Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Expanding SNAP Options Act (S.4202). The proposed legislation addresses flaws in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental […]

Strengthening Food Donation Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

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This article was written by Regan Plekenpol, FLPC Intern. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network Release an Issue Brief to Guide Governments Around the Globe. Among the many devastating consequences of the COVID-19 […]

Expanding Support for Local and Regional Food Systems in COVID-19 Response

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This blog post was written by FLPC students Chris Mawhorter and Brianna Johnson-King. Updated April 13, 2020. As the response to coronavirus continues and states increase or extend stay-at-home orders or advisories, the local food system is in a precarious […]

Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community During Coronavirus


This blog post was written by Health Law & Policy Clinic student Leigh Thomas (’21). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus with many unknowns. The severity of the outbreak and the impact of containment measures on communities […]