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Farm Bill Draft Spells Out Business As Usual — Or Worse

Few legislative texts are as essential as the Farm Bill. Reshaped every five years, this piece of legislation plays a major role in defining the American food system. It frames the priorities of the US agricultural policy (say, increase commodity … Continue reading

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White House Proposes Slashing US Farm Subsidies

The perfect storm that may obliterate controversial farm subsidies is brewing. The federal budget crisis, together with the historically high agricultural income recorded in 2011, have led the Obama Administration to consider the obvious: big commodity growers don’t need the help of … Continue reading

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A Farm Bill To Improve Our Health

“We need to get the Farm Bill renamed the Food and Farm Bill!” claimed Andrew Weil, M.D., the celebrity integrative medicine guru, at a fund-raising dinner thrown this week in San Francisco by the Environmental Working Group. “It’s a hugely … Continue reading

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