Fix the Farm Bill
Monday, Oct. 16 was World Food Day, so it seems an appropriate week to discuss the United States' federal food policy and its impact on taxpayers, consumers and communities. After all, throughout this year the House and Senate agriculture committees have each held a series of food bill hearings in preparation for reauthorizing the nearly trillion dollar suite of programs that are packaged together in legislation colloquially known as the federal food bill. Last adopted in 2014, this bill is the primary means by which the federal government shapes the various policies affecting food producers and consumers.
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