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Archive for November, 2011

Biofuels in the Farm Bill, Energy Sector 2012

By Dylan O’Brien, Sean Bevans, and Chitrasen Parbhunath

Our group focused upon the “energy” portion of the farm bill. Instead of addressing each individual aspect of the energy subsection, we decided to emphasize biofuels, because of the relative wealth of research on the topic, as well as the number of programs in the energy budget relating to biofuels.

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What’s the deal with subsidies?

 

Welcome to our farming subsidies blog!  We realize this whole subsidy business can be complicated. Most people don’t even bother learning the subsidy process because, what effect can it possibly have on you if you are not a farmer? Well, farm subsidies affect food prices, and the health of our overall economy too!  Hopefully our blog will help give you a basic understanding of the subsidy process.

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We should care about nutrition in the farm bill because it’s how some families that are working but still live in poverty provide food for their families. It’s also important because the nutrition part of the farm bill helps support/provide fresh fruits and vegetables in schools. You should also care about the nutrition part of the farm bill because it could affect you, your children, neighbors, or anyone you may know.

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The 2008 farm bill will be up for renewal in 2012 because most of the current law will expire by then. For those of you that don’t know about the farm bill, or don’t think you need to care, now is the time to become informed. We have provided a link to a flier that will explain what the farm bill is and why it’s important. It will also explain why organic agriculture needs a bigger slice of funding. Just click on the link and your appetite for information will be satisfied.

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