24 Oct '11, 2pm

Quick and dirty: Will lawmakers rewrite the Farm Bill in less than two weeks?

A two-week Food Bill rewrite stacks the deck against good-food advocates. Photo: ccarlstead Last month, I wrote that prospects for reforming the Farm Bill were dim . My prior assessment is turning out to be outrageously optimistic. Typically, passage of the Farm Bill occurs every five years and involves a lengthy process of hearings, constituent meetings, and (sad but true) many a high-priced meal on the tab of some lobbyist or other—followed by detailed negotiations between the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. It has also often been seen as an opportunity to—as one recent action alert put it —change the food system by supporting small farms, investing in rural economies, and “supporting more diversified farming and livestock systems, healthy food access, conservation, and research.” The next reauthorization was not expected until late in 2012—if not 2013—but throu...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Oct '11, 12pm

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