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S. 1773 - Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2011

Agriculture and food. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to promote local and regional farm and food systems, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2011

S. 1773 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to promote local and regional farm and food systems, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to promote local and regional farm and food systems, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2011
Sponsor
Sherrod Brown
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Advisory bodies
  • Aging
  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Agricultural insurance
  • Agricultural marketing and promotion
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Agricultural research
  • Animal and plant health
  • Appropriations
  • Census and government statistics
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Farmland
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Genetics
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Horticulture and plants
  • Livestock
  • Meat
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Research and development
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Small business
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Major Actions
Introduced11/01/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced11/01/2011
11/01/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

61 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2011

61 organizations supported this bill

Adirondack Council
Adirondack Council (2011, November 1). Support the ‘Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act’ (S. 1773, H.R. 3286). Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Adirondack Council.
American Community Gardening Council
ACGA (2011, October 27). Current Campaigns. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from American Community Garden Council.
American Farmland Trust
NSAC (2011, November 1). Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
American Sustainable Business Council
ASBC (2012, March 8). ASBC Sustainable Agriculture Campaign Fact Sheet. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from American Sustainable Business Council.
Berkshire Grown
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
California Farmers Union
California Farmers Union (n.d.). 2012 Farm Bill. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from California Farmers Union.
Center for Rural Affairs
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Central Oregon Food Policy Council
COFPC (2011, December 19). We signed on to endorse the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Central Oregon Food Policy Council.
Community Food Security Coalition
CFSC (2011, November 1). CFSC Calls for Healthy, Fair, Community-­Based Farm Bill Negotiated Through a Transparent Process. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Community Food Security Coalition.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Cornucopia Institute
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Crawford Stewardship Project
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Demeter Association
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Eat Local Foods Coalition
Moiles, Isobel (2012, March 23). The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act – Let’s get Maine’s Senators on Board!. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Eat Maine Foods!.
Environmental Working Group
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Equity Trust
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Fair Food Network
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Farm Aid
Occupy the Farm (2012, February 15). Keeping up with the Farm Bill. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from Occupy the Farm.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Farmers Market Coalition
FMC (2012, March 20). Federal Policy Priorities 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Farmers Market Coaltion.
Farmers Market Management Network
FMMN (2012, February 28). Two Pro-Farmers’ Market Bills Go Before Congress. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Farmers Market Management Network.
Field To Table
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Food & Water Watch
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Food Animal Concerns Trust
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Food Democracy Now!
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Franklin County Community Development Corporation
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Berkenkamp, JoAnne & Wenzel, Bill (2012, February 20). Casting a Ballot for Local Food. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Institute For Social And Economic Development
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Izaak Walton League of America
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Just Food
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Local Harvest Csa
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Montana Farmers Union
Courtnage, Sandy (2011, November 15). Support Local Farms, Food & Jobs. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from Montana Farmers Union.
National Association of Conservation Districts
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Association of Counties
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Association of Development Organizations
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Center for Appropriate Technology
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Farm To School Network
NSAC (2011, November 1). Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Farmers Union
NFU (2011, November 1). NFU: Local Foods Bill Promotes Healthy, Vibrant Rural America . Retrieved May 29, 2012, from National Farmers Union.
National Organic Coalition
NSAC (2011, November 1). Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
NSAC (2011, November 1). Local and Regional Farm and Food Bill Introduced in Congress. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
National Young Farmers' Coalition
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
New England Farmers Union
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Northeast Organic Farming Association
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
NYC Food and Farm Bill Working Group
NYC Food and Farm Bill Working Group (2012, April 23). New York City FOOD and FARM BILL Priorities. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Food Bill NYC.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Wilmot, Maureen (2012, March 17). When an Organic Farmer Succeeds, We All Thrive. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from Exact Target.
Organic Trade Association
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Organic Valley
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Oxfam America
Undersigned Organizations (n.d.). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Pesticide Action Network
Undersigned Organizations (n.d.). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Prevention Institute
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Renewing The Countryside
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Rural Advancement Foundation International
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
School Food FOCUS
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Slow Food USA
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Small Scale Food Processors Association Of New York
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Wholesome Wave
New England Farmers Union (2011, November 9). Organizational Sign On Letter in Support of the Local Farm, Food and Job Act (S.1773 and H.R. 3286). Retrieved May 29, 2012, from New England Farmers Union.
Women, Food and Agriculture Network
Undersigned Organizations (2011, November 16). Organizational Support. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$12,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$133,761$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$74,350$0
John BarrassoRWY$36,729$0
Max BaucusDMT$257,399$0
Mark BegichDAK$172,055$0
Michael BennetDCO$386,235$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$29,850$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$152,256$0
Roy BluntRMO$293,248$0
John BoozmanRAR$53,474$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$620,367$0
Scott BrownRMA$450,338$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$306,365$0
Richard BurrRNC$215,167$0
Maria CantwellDWA$246,718$0
Ben CardinDMD$99,375$0
Tom CarperDDE$50,425$0
Bob CaseyDPA$248,917$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$356,634$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$58,150$0
Tom CoburnROK$33,275$0
William Thad CochranRMS$61,600$0
Susan CollinsRME$127,450$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$36,450$0
Chris CoonsDDE$73,777$0
Bob CorkerRTN$168,290$0
John CornynRTX$208,753$0
Mike CrapoRID$81,200$0
Jim DeMintRSC$72,650$0
Dick DurbinDIL$205,205$0
Mike EnziRWY$23,850$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$167,432$0
Alan FrankenDMN$359,525$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$640,966$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$112,401$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$172,580$0
Kay HaganDNC$104,428$0
Tom HarkinDIA$343,339$0
Orrin HatchRUT$176,710$0
Dean HellerRNV$119,646$0
John HoevenRND$78,410$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$35,850$0
Jim InhofeROK$59,157$0
Dan InouyeDHI$135,450$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$104,656$0
Mike JohannsRNE$168,690$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$93,200$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$100,848$0
John KerryDMA$98,570$0
Mark KirkRIL$218,520$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$212,176$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$193,321$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$117,358$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$104,300$0
Mike LeeRUT$18,050$0
Carl LevinDMI$131,791$0
Joe LiebermanICT$7,800$0
Dick LugarRIN$142,055$0
Joe ManchinDWV$70,579$0
John McCainRAZ$90,270$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$304,598$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$354,269$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$306,550$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$235,237$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$97,162$0
Jerry MoranRKS$294,330$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$81,869$0
Patty MurrayDWA$318,524$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$114,400$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$263,480$0
Rand PaulRKY$66,022$0
Rob PortmanROH$196,755$0
Mark PryorDAR$60,050$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$48,460$0
Harry ReidDNV$589,659$0
Jim RischRID$44,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$216,516$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$117,150$0
Marco RubioRFL$157,771$0
Bernie SandersIVT$97,455$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$283,978$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$67,450$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$189,697$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$101,600$0
Olympia SnoweRME$77,200$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$358,896$0
Jon TesterDMT$418,792$0
John ThuneRSD$184,950$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$677,317$0
Mark UdallDCO$607,511$0
Tom UdallDNM$310,890$0
David VitterRLA$138,425$0
Mark WarnerDVA$326,031$0
Jim WebbDVA$23,850$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$145,283$0
Roger WickerRMS$180,244$0
Ron WydenDOR$111,250$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$12,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$133,761$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$74,350$0
John BarrassoRWY$36,729$0
Max BaucusDMT$257,399$0
Mark BegichDAK$172,055$0
Michael BennetDCO$386,235$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$29,850$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$152,256$0
Roy BluntRMO$293,248$0
John BoozmanRAR$53,474$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$620,367$0
Scott BrownRMA$450,338$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$306,365$0
Richard BurrRNC$215,167$0
Maria CantwellDWA$246,718$0
Ben CardinDMD$99,375$0
Tom CarperDDE$50,425$0
Bob CaseyDPA$248,917$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$356,634$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$58,150$0
Tom CoburnROK$33,275$0
William Thad CochranRMS$61,600$0
Susan CollinsRME$127,450$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$36,450$0
Chris CoonsDDE$73,777$0
Bob CorkerRTN$168,290$0
John CornynRTX$208,753$0
Mike CrapoRID$81,200$0
Jim DeMintRSC$72,650$0
Dick DurbinDIL$205,205$0
Mike EnziRWY$23,850$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$167,432$0
Alan FrankenDMN$359,525$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$640,966$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$112,401$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$172,580$0
Kay HaganDNC$104,428$0
Tom HarkinDIA$343,339$0
Orrin HatchRUT$176,710$0
Dean HellerRNV$119,646$0
John HoevenRND$78,410$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$35,850$0
Jim InhofeROK$59,157$0
Dan InouyeDHI$135,450$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$104,656$0
Mike JohannsRNE$168,690$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$93,200$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$100,848$0
John KerryDMA$98,570$0
Mark KirkRIL$218,520$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$212,176$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$193,321$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$117,358$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$104,300$0
Mike LeeRUT$18,050$0
Carl LevinDMI$131,791$0
Joe LiebermanICT$7,800$0
Dick LugarRIN$142,055$0
Joe ManchinDWV$70,579$0
John McCainRAZ$90,270$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$304,598$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$354,269$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$306,550$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$235,237$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$97,162$0
Jerry MoranRKS$294,330$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$81,869$0
Patty MurrayDWA$318,524$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$114,400$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$263,480$0
Rand PaulRKY$66,022$0
Rob PortmanROH$196,755$0
Mark PryorDAR$60,050$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$48,460$0
Harry ReidDNV$589,659$0
Jim RischRID$44,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$216,516$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$117,150$0
Marco RubioRFL$157,771$0
Bernie SandersIVT$97,455$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$283,978$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$67,450$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$189,697$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$101,600$0
Olympia SnoweRME$77,200$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$358,896$0
Jon TesterDMT$418,792$0
John ThuneRSD$184,950$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$677,317$0
Mark UdallDCO$607,511$0
Tom UdallDNM$310,890$0
David VitterRLA$138,425$0
Mark WarnerDVA$326,031$0
Jim WebbDVA$23,850$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$145,283$0
Roger WickerRMS$180,244$0
Ron WydenDOR$111,250$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Business services$6,944,265
Environmental policy$3,062,266
Milk & dairy producers$1,889,159
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,642,511
Agricultural services & related industries$1,345,381
Minority/Ethnic Groups$881,302
Farm organizations & cooperatives$491,684
Health & welfare policy$444,550
Welfare & Social Work$373,665
Food wholesalers$338,550
Animal Rights$228,355
Agriculture$193,773
Human Rights$41,400
Public official (elected or appointed)$20,101
Consumer groups$750
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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