farm bill update.

posted May 11, 2008

For those of you who have been following the farm bill for months, or if you’ve just noticed how contentious and complicated it is, here is a good list (see policy platform below) of the programs developed that have direct bearing on our capacity as a nation to feed ourselves proper, healthy food. 

When you think that we spend approximately 14 million dollars per hour on the Iraq war, it becomes difficult to fathom how incredibly stingy and inadequate the allocations are for programs which are critical, critical! to the survival of our agricultural economy, and the transition to sustainable practices.

Here is a snapshot of the 2008 farm bill policy platform.