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improve the farm bill

Posted: April 22 2012

"The farm bill, being debated in the Senate this month, is felt far beyond the cornfields of Iowa. It’s about what we grow, but it’s also about what we eat and how we live.

On the potato chip aisle, Americans are seeing the farm bill’s market pressures. On the scale at the doctor’s office, we are seeing its health effects. It fuels the growth of agribusiness, and also sustains small farms. It dictates foreign food aid, school lunches and nutrition programs like food stamps. It can encourage stewardship of the land, or not. In this sprawling legislation, what is missing that should be added? What is in the bill but should be eliminated?"
Read the full discussion at  NYtimes.com

red hook, new york