Issue Brief: Dairy Subtitle to the 2013 Farm Bill
The 2013 House and Senate Farm Bills provide major reforms to federal dairy policy. What are the fiscal implications of the changes?
FPRC Forms New Partnership with CLA
FPRC welcomes the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) as one of its primary academic partners. CLA Dean of Graduate Programs, Alex Rothman, has joined the FPRC executive committee.
Analyzing Food Issues from Multiple Angles
The Center analyzes food-related issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, tapping the knowledge of researchers from across the University.
FPRC Policy Analyses Preserved Online by University Digital Conservancy
The Food Policy Research Center's issue briefs relating to food and nutrition policy have been published by the University Digital Conservancy (UDC), a hub for academic research, for greater accessibility.
Policy Analysis: Changing Agriculture Climate
Average temperatures are climbing around the world, including in the Midwest United States. How will this affect productivity and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture?
Illuminating the science behind food issues
Few of us would question the importance of food. Yet fully grasping the issues surrounding food is often challenging, complicated by political, technical, environmental, economic, and cultural forces that have an impact on what we eat. The Food Policy Research Center (FPRC) examines those intertwined and often competing influences, illuminating the science behind food issues and policies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Our goal is to arm lawmakers, consumers and industry representatives with scientifically sound information about how we grow, process, package, distribute, and prepare what we eat. Such information will expand their understanding of the impacts and trade-offs associated with national policy and regulations regarding complex food issues.
In the coming two years, FPRC researchers will initiate several food policy analyses, providing issue briefings, white papers, and opportunities to hear directly from the experts. Our commitment to communicating the results broadly will help decision makers, whether at the Capitol or in the kitchen, make more informed choices.