Miss the #AgBookClub chat this week? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!
Week 1 of $2.00 A Day covered through page 34, which covered welfare policy over time in the U.S. and shed a light on people living in a largely hidden level of poverty.
Below are several responses that we thought summed up the chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments (limited to 140 characters, of course).
Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.
Q1: What’s one thing that’s surprised you in this selection? Any key takeaways you’d like to share?
Q2: What have you liked (or disliked) so far about this section? The book in general?
Q3: The authors’ research says extreme poverty is on the rise. Why? How do we address it?
Q4: So far, this read has focused on urban areas – but are rural Americans in poverty getting the help they need?
Q5: What’s the role of private vs. public aid? Does the ag industry have a role to play?
Q6: Does federal assistance have a reputation problem? Is welfare a dirty word?
We’ll continue discussing our October read, $2.00 A Day on October 11, covering pages 35-92.
The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CT.