The Farm Bill is a multiyear, nationwide legislative package that governs food assistance programs and agriculture in the United States. It’s broken down into 12 sections, or titles, that are said to impact every family in our community.

Congressmember Salud Carbajal joined us this week on The Indy to talk about which programs are most integral to the Central Coast and how the community can get their voices heard in the House Agriculture Committee.

Then, The Indy reporter Chiloe Spelius covered the history behind Cinco de Mayo and how the annual celebration empowers the Mexican American community. 

She spoke with Melinda Gandara, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at Santa Barbara City College and a trained art historian, who shared her story of finding historical truth.

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