CANCELED: Food & Farm Public Forum

January 23, 2018

Due to the uncertain nature of the Congressional schedule this week, unfortunately, this Wednesday’s Food and Farm Forum is postponed to a later date. I will provide more information when we have rescheduled the event.

Dear Friends,

As Oregonians, we value access to healthy, local food – for families, for farmers and agricultural workers, and for the environment. But, in my view, our country’s current food and farm policies are broken. I’m fighting for a better system by introducing the Food and Farm Act, legislation that invests in beginning and local farmers, a healthy environment, and increased food security and access to healthy food for all Americans.

Now is the time to be discussing these issues. Later this year, Congress is scheduled to re-authorize the Farm Bill, the federal law that defines our food and farm system by determining what we eat, how and where crops are grown, and how we take care of agricultural land. In advance of this important action, I want to hear from you.

I'm hosting a food and farm public forum to discuss your ideas, questions, and priorities regarding our food and farm system. The forum will feature Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Food Policy Action.

CANCELED When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 5:30-7pm. Doors open at 5pm.

Where: Portland State University – Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Transportation and parking: Visitor parking information is available here. Please consider taking public transportation, biking, or walking. Smith Memorial Student Union is accessible via the MAX Green, Orange, and Yellow lines; the Portland Streetcar; numerous bus lines, and Biketown. Plan your trip here. ADA: entry available, parking map here

Please feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues. You can RSVP here.

I hope to see you on the 24th.


Earl Blumenauer

Member of Congress