Digging the Farm Bill

It's been nearly a year and a half since the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled its proposed 2007 Farm Bill. Now, it's 2008, and the massive package of subsidies and incentives has been kept alive by two extensions while Congress mashes out a compromise acceptable to all parties. Luckily for the food industry, the roughly $100 million devoted to development of organic agriculture has survived

It's been nearly a year and a half since the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled its proposed 2007 Farm Bill. Now, it's 2008, and the massive package of subsidies and incentives has been kept alive by two extensions while Congress mashes out a compromise acceptable to all parties.

Luckily for the food industry, the roughly $100 million devoted to development of organic agriculture has survived the repeated conferences, compromises and trade-offs. Caren Wilcox, executive director o

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