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New Farm Bill Full of Merde
New Farm Bill Full of Merde
The House's farm bill (H.R. 2) is an attack on small farmers, sustainable agriculture, states' rights, and the environment.

Among its many odious changes, the farm bill:
- Undermines sustainable agriculture and cuts farm conservation
- Makes it tougher for people to qualify for nutrition assistance
- Cuts programs to offset organic certification costs and develop farmers markets
- Creates massive loopholes in endangered species and clean water protections for pesticides
- Exempts major development projects in national forests from environmental reviews
- Tips the scale toward corporate interests, away from small and beginning farmers
- Prevents states from setting their own food and animal standards

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (Archive on Wednesday, May 30, 2018)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre

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