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The Farm Bill and organics

Good news for organics: The recently approved Farm Bill has some big benefits for US organic farmers. According to a press release from the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), "The 2008 Farm Bill provides $78 million for organic agriculture research and education, an historic five-fold increase from the $15 million allocated in the expiring 2002 legislation. These funds will dramatically expand competitive grants for the development and sharing of organic farming systems information through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Integrated Organic Program. Such an expansion is urgently needed to ensure that organic farmers and ranchers can continue to meet the growing demand for organic products and be successful stewards of their land."

A step in the right direction, certainly.

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