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Update: Fate of the $288b Farm Bill

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

“Last Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a version of the Farm Bill that will continue to award huge subsidies to the same people who have historically gotten them—including millionaires and dead people. It also lacked support for organic agriculture.”
Some things never change. Read the Environmental Working Group’s complete update here.

ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill Paves Way for Mandatory NAIS

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

On Thursday, July 19, the U.S. House Ag Committee passed the Farm Bill with a provision that paves the way for mandatory NAIS. Inserted by Collin Peterson (U.S. House Ag. Committee Chairman, D-MN), the provision allows linking mandatory NAIS to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) by repealing a law that [...]

Quick! Stop latest attempt to slip in NAIS!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Since the Federal Reserve Bill was sneaked into law just before Christmas 1913, when many members had already left for the holiday, congress has had a history of sneaking through legislation and ramming it down an unwilling country’s throat.
A believable source just warned me that members of congress are trying to slip NAIS in at [...]