Comments and Letters

Our land grant university research informs occasional comments and letters we share with government agencies and policymakers.

2017

Visioning of U.S. Agriculture Systems for Sustainable Production

The USDA Office of the Chief Scientist requested comments related to a Visioning of U.S. Agriculture Systems for Sustainable Production, to ensure the long-term healthy and viability of U.S. agriculture over the next 50 years. Download comment here.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture requested comments pertaining to “a top priority in food and agricultural research, extension, or education that NIFA should address.” Download comment here.

2016

U.S. Senate Race Candidates

BFI shared the following food system priorities and recommendations with all candidates for U.S. Senate from California in advance of the 2016 election. Download comment here.

USDA Office of Environmental Justice

BFI fellow Tara Benesch drafted the following comment regarding the 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan. Download comment here.

2015

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

BFI shared the following comment with Secretaries Burrell and Vilsack regarding the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Download comment here.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

BFI shared research results with the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies Institute of Medicine, as they reviewed the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages. Download comment here.