Congress extends farm bill, still manages to screw sustainable farmers

Grist: Is something always better than nothing? In the case of the farm bill extension that was buried in Tuesday’s last minute fiscal cliff deal, maybe not. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) calls the deal - which will provide $5 billion in subsidies to industrial-scale corn, soy, and wheat farmers while short-changing local food, organics, and beginning farmers, and decimating on-farm conservation efforts - “deeply flawed.” The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), meanwhile, has referred......

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