Grist spotlights farm bill debate
Like a barnyard sow basking in attention at a county fair, the farm bill -- that monstrously complex five-year plan for federal agriculture policy -- has suddenly gained a high profile.
Tom Philpott gives some reasons for the farm bill's increased profile as well as a basic overview of how the current farm policy is antithetical to the model of supply and demand.
Paying the Farm Bill; Why federal farm support deserves a fresh look. Grist. (23 Jan 07)