The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.
New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?
The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.
Scientists are working to develop wheat that can resist drought and feed the 2.3 billion people predicted to live on Earth in the next 50 years.
An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.