Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Rural development would get boost in next Farm Bill

from Morris Sun Times

After the July 4th break for Congress, work on the next five-year federal farm bill accelerates in high gear to beat a Sept. 30 deadline.

That’s when the current farm bill, crafted in 2002, expires.

Once considered the federal government’s safety net for farmers, providing subsidies when prices fall for commodities from rice to corn, today’s farm bill means much more.

Along with commodity supports, the farm bill’s 10 titles include nutrition programs such as food stamps, conservation programs, forestry, energy research, trade and rural development.

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