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Zero Food Waste Coalition

U.S. Farm Bill

Reducing Food Waste in the 2024 Farm Bill

The 2024 Farm Bill, a package of legislation passed every five to seven years, has a tremendous impact on agriculture and food issues across the U.S.—meaning it's an incredible opportunity to promote long-lasting solutions to the food waste crisis. The Zero Food Waste Coalition is advocating to ensure that Congress prioritizes food loss and waste in the Farm Bill.

The ZFWC’s Farm Bill Priorities are:

  • Create a food loss and waste reduction office within the USDA and authorize funding for it to offer grants and support food waste reduction efforts
  • Increase funding for planning and infrastructure to reduce food waste and enhance food recovery
  • Fund research in food waste prevention, upcycling, and recycling solutions
  • Standardize and clarify date labels