Food Policy Forum Meetings

June 2024 FPF Meeting

June 6, 2024
9:00 am

In-person at the Women's Century Club Yakima - 304 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901; or online. Zoom link available in agenda.

Objectives:

  • Build and deepen relationships with one another.
  • Fulfill statutory requirements by confirming the Forum’s Administrative Chair and Vice Chair.
  • Celebrate our progress and determine how to deepen our impact.
  • Learn from the history and experience of Yakama Nation Farm.

April 2024 FPF Meeting

April 4, 2024
1:00 pm

Zoom (link in agenda)

Objectives:

Build Forum members understanding about:

  • The relationship between water supply and the price of food and resilience of the food system.
  • The history, role, and impact of irrigation in Washington.
  • How farmers experience and manager the impacts of water supply on the viability of their farm business.

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February 2024 FPF Meeting

February 1, 2024
1:00 pm

Zoom (link in agenda)

Objectives:

Build Forum members understanding about:

  • Water supply circumstances of farmers across the state.
  • What climate models suggest about projected changes in precipitation and temperature in different areas across the state.
  • How projects on the eastside and westside of the state are managing water supply and demand.

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December 7, 2023 FPF Meeting

December 7, 2023
1:00 pm

Zoom

Objectives:
  • Provide updates to the ongoing priority area of the Forum.
  • Coordinate ahead of 2024 Legislative Session.

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October 2023 FPF Meeting

October 5, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:

  • Understand and discuss the progress of teams advancing the Forum’s 2023 priorities
  • Preview the October 2023 Legislative Report
  • Continue conversation regarding appointing Forum Administrative Chair

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August 2023 FPF Meeting

August 3, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:

  • Connect the full Forum with the work of the small teams.
  • Advance the Forum’s 2023 priorities.

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June 2023 FPF Meeting

June 1, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:
  • Deepen relationships among Forum stakeholders.
  • Determine which topical teams to launch in the short-term.

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April 2023 FPF Meeting

April 27, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:
  • Share bill and budget updates from legislative session.
  • Set workplan for the next 12 months.

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March 2023 FPF Meeting

March 30, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:

  • Share bill and budget updates from ongoing legislative session
  • Continue refining 2023 Forum focus & approach

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February 2023 Forum Meeting

February 2, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:
  • Review Farm Bill 2023 Recommendation updates and next steps
  • Share understanding of how legislature connects to Forum recommendations and resulting successes
  • Brainstorm ways for unheard voices to engage with the Forum beyond membership
  • Gather data related to the current state of the Washington food system

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January 2023 Food Policy Forum Meeting

January 12, 2023
1:00 pm

Webinar

Objectives:

  • Vote on Farm Bill 2023 Recommendations
  • Meaningfully reflect on 2022 and derive learned for 2023 planning

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December 2022 FPF Meeting

December 1, 2022
1:00 pm

Zoom

Make forward progress related to 2022 Forum recommendations:

- Review and refine Farm Bill 2023 recommendations (Farm Bill 2023 Action Team)

- Conduct vote on Land Use Policy recommendations (Informing Land Use Policy Action Team)

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2023 Farm Bill Listening Session

October 12, 2022
1:00 pm

Meeting objectives:

- Educate food system stakeholders about the Farm Bill and process for the 2023 reauthorization.

- Raise awareness about the ways the Farm Bill impacts Washingtonians through a food systems lens.

- Identify opportunities to improve the Farm Bill to advance the Forum’s consensus recommendations.

October 2022 Food Policy Forum

October 6, 2022
1:00 pm

Zoom

Review process of the Informing Land Use Policy team. Discuss consensus and divergent viewpoints on various available mechanisms to stem agricultural land loss. Gather input on the proposed list of solutions. Prepare for December consensus voting process.

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August 2022 Food Policy Forum

August 4, 2022
1:00 pm

Zoom

Patterns and Drivers of Farmland and Agricultural Infrastructure Loss.

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June 2022 Food Policy Forum Meeting

June 2, 2022
1:00 pm

Zoom

Objectives:

  • Engage the full Forum in reflecting on the status and work of the three action teams: State Brand and Marketing Action Team, Informing Land Use Policy Action Team, and Farm Bill 2023 Coordination Action Team.

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April 2022 Food Policy Forum Meeting

April 7, 2022
1:00 pm

Zoom

Meeting Objectives:

  • Engage the full Forum on the three actions that are moving forward as a result of the February Forum meeting process.
  • Reflect on Legislative Session and review action or inaction related to past Forum recommendations.

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February 2022 Food Policy Forum Meeting

February 3, 2022
1:00 pm

Zoom

Meeting Objectives:

  • Identify key activities for the Forum to pursue in 2022 based on small teamwork and drawing on the brainstorm that took place at the December 2021 Forum meeting.
  • Create space for cross-sector discussion regarding legislative session

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December 2021 Food Policy Forum Meeting

December 7, 2021
1:00 pm

Zoom

Meeting Objectives:

• Review the Forum’s charter and next steps

• Identify and discuss equity considerations for food system infrastructure grants

• Identify activities for the Forum in early 2022

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October 2021 FPF Meeting

October 7, 2021
1:00 pm

Meeting Objectives:

  • Discuss what each Challenge Team learned in applying the equity analysis.
  • Determine which key points from the equity analysis will be shared with the Legislature.

September 2021 FPF Meeting

September 21, 2021
1:00 pm

Meeting Objectives:

  • Identify a short list of consensus recommendations from the 2019 and 2020 reports that are timely and relevant for legislative action and warrant inclusion in the October 2021 report.
  • Identify gaps in data and perspective for each recommendation that need to be filled to apply the equity filter.

June 2021 FPF Meeting

June 10, 2021
1:00 pm

Session recap and the Forum's work ahead in 2021-2023

May 2021 FPF Meeting

May 13, 2021
1:00 pm

Review, discuss and finalize FPF draft Equity Filter; and discussion about the Forum's work ahead, including vision and goals for the next 2-5 years.

January 2021 FPF Meeting

January 20, 2021
2:00 pm

Meeting Objective: Learn from members about Legislative items that align with the Forum's two consensus reports and collaborate as needed.

October 2020 FPF Meeting

October 2020 FPF Meeting

August 2020 FPF Meeting