Yes, the Farm Bill is one of those bits of legislation that reminds us of the truism that you don’t want to see laws or sausage being made. (And just in case we’re willing, Congress makes sure we don’t watch too closely.) I suppose if I were in Congress, I’d hold my nose and vote […]
Entries Tagged as 'Farm Bill'
May 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Farm Bill, Food in the news
March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Hello, Washington? Read this · Farm Bill, Healthy eating, local food
I can’t say it any better, so I suggest you just go to the Cleaner Plate Club and read a plainspoken rant about what’s wrong with the Farm Bill.
My digest fodder folder was getting pretty full. Here are some tidbits. This horse is beaten, but is it dead? Remember the farm bill? Yea, that big ugly bit of legislation that touches our diets in very real but often hidden ways? Well, the House and Senate conference committee is trying to sort out the […]
February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Digest: Farm Bill, local food and more · Digest, Farm Bill, local food
Considering how long it’s been since I did a digest, there’s remarkably little local food news that seems to need passing on. Here, nevertheless, are some items of interest. Farm Bill again, and still. They’re finally getting around to resolving differences between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. Our state’s pawn of […]
January 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Farm Bill, local food
Quiet week in the local food news, at least as far as I can find. Still, here are a few nuggets. Hunters hunt, hungry eat. A Kansas group donates deer that is processed, packaged and given to low-income families. Win, win, win. Casbah open for business. After many months of anticipation, the Casbah Market is […]
Among the small bits of good news regarding the Senate’s vote on Friday on the Farm Bill and various amendments was the news that one of my senators actually voted for the Dorgan-Grassley amendment that would have capped commodity payments to farmers at $250,000. I’d called the senator’s office a month ago or so, and […]