Earl Blumenauer feels that the 2012 Farm Bill should benefit the majority of hard working farmers— not a small minority as currently exists.
February 24, 2011. “For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high [...]
Cooking Up a Story: Food News Furthering the conversation, Dan Imhoff explains how there are cracks appearing in the alliance. A number of opposing interest groups may be coming together to push the Farm Bill toward rewarding better farming practices: encouraging farmers to grow nutritious foods, and employ farming methods that preserve the land for [...]
The Farm Bill comes up for renewal every 5 to 7 years. But upon passage, that is just the beginning of a yearly battle for allocation of those funds. Part 2 reveals the surprising truth about what the Farm Bill really offers, and how it has evolved from its original purpose. For more information
In part 1, Daniel Imhoff explains the historical roots of the federal Farm Bill, arguably the single, biggest piece of legislation that effects land use in the U.S., and as he himself notes, most average citizens know little about this important bill. The current farm bill is a 90 billion dollar federal program that supports [...]