The Absurdities of the Farm Bill

Written originally for Food Politics, the nutty and complex issues arising from the latest farm bill are discussed.  Among the issues:

Adds popcorn to covered commodities: Only some crops are eligible for federal support. These include wheat, corn, grain sorghum,barley, oats, long grain rice, medium grain rice,pulse crops, soybeans, other oilseeds, and peanuts. Now: “The Secretary shall study the feasibility of including popcorn as a covered commodity by 2014.”

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