Issues: Sustainable Food and Water (LWVUS)
Position in Brief
The League of Women Voters of the United States holds an Agriculture Policy position calling for adequate supplies of food and fiber at reasonable prices to consumers and support for economically viable farms, environmentally sound farm practices and increased reliance on the free market.
Read the complete position on the LWVUS website.
The Illinois League is seeing a resurgence of interest in agricultural issues recently as more urban dwellers take greater interest in where and how their food is produced. An Issue Specialist for Sustainable Food and Water has joined the Issues Committee to work with the LWVIL and local Leagues on key areas of concern. Caucus presentations on agriculture/food have been held at the 2010 and 2012 national conventions, the 2011 and 2013 Illinois state conventions, the 2012 Illinois Issues Briefing, and in many local League communities.
To learn more, please contact the LWVIL Issues Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.