FARMS ON THE HILL

The U.S. Farm Bill is up for renewal this year, and advocates for interests as diverse as organic agriculture, renewable energy resources and children's nutrition programs are generally pleased with the direction in which talks are heading. Historically, the Farm Bill, last renewed in 2002, has favored large subsidies for commodity crop production. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has faced

The U.S. Farm Bill is up for renewal this year, and advocates for interests as diverse as organic agriculture, renewable energy resources and children's nutrition programs are generally pleased with the direction in which talks are heading.

Historically, the Farm Bill, last renewed in 2002, has favored large subsidies for commodity crop production. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has faced increasing pressure from both small farmers and the World Trade Organization over these p

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