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JAN 28, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Farm Bill Amendment From Sen. Jeff Merkley Good News For Organic Farmers

The $500 billion farm bill agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators this week holds good tidings for organic farmers, an increasingly prominent constituency long neglected by the federal government. The draft bill contains several measures likely to benefit organic farms, including funding for research in organic agriculture and a federal program to market organic foods. (Keep your eyes peeled for "Got Organic?" billboards to pop up soon on a highway near you.) The most significant change may be a provision that makes federal crop insurance more available (and generous) to organic ... Read More

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