2012 Farm Bill Update

Last week the US Senate Agriculture Committee passed and sent to the full Senate a new 5 year farm bill. The following link gives a run down of what is in it (both good and bad) pertaining to organic agriculture.

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Politics/Politics/organic_foods
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The following link is from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and gives a broader take on the Senate Agriculture Committee’s farm bill with respect to small family farms, sustainable agriculture and local food systems.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/comments-on-senate-farm-bill