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December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

November 25, 2011

Cheers 

Grapes On The Vine

Local Wine Making And Mulled Wine

No food in sight today. Instead, we follow some Catawba grapes from the vine to the bottle at the Oliver Winery. We'll finish the day with some mulled wine.

November 22, 2011

Budget Woes 

Dead end

Farm Bill Progress Comes To A Halt

The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."

November 16, 2011

Food Bill 

sunset farm

Farm Bill Closer To Congress, Michael Pollan Speaks Out

As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.

November 10, 2011

Food Futures 

Salem Willard stands between two tall wooden stakes drilled vertically in the ground.  He is leaning against them.  There is a third stake in the foreground.  The ground and trees in the background are bare, reflecting that the picture was taken in early spring.

Young Farmers’ Growing Challenges

The median age of American farmers is currently 57, and rising. Soon, they're going to retire--and young farmers face incredible challenges in taking over.

November 4, 2011

Tasty Legislation 

farm and fall

Speed Doesn’t Equal Transparency With New Farm Bill

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.

November 1, 2011

Sugar Shock 

soda pop

Don’t Sweet Talk Me: Sugary Drinks In The News

New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?

October 27, 2011

Full Speed Ahead 

Farm

A Farm Bill So Fast You’ll Flip Your Subsidy

The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.

February 12, 2011

Climate Change 

Wheat

Wheat For The Next Generation

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.

November 19, 2010

Political Progress 

farmers market food and sales

Amendment Makes Small Farms Exempt From Some Food Bill Regulations

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.

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