Good news & Bad news from the Administration

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GOOD NEWS and BAD NEWS FROM USDA & THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION as reported by the AGRICULTURAL COALITION (NSAC) FEB. 15- 19 REPORT

GOOD NEWS

1. Agricultural Secretary Vilsack and House Ag committee Chairman Peterson endorse local and regional food production at Home Grown Conference.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/homegrow/?utm_source=roundup&utm_medium=email

2. USDA outlook forum-

Theme- Sustainable Agriculture the Key to Health & Prosperity.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/a-sustainable-outlook/

A few years ago sustainable agriculture was a dirty word at USDA

3. The first lady has launched a campaign to fight childhood obesity.

BAD NEWS

Obama Administration caves on Campaign Promise on Agricultural reform

Mega Farms win Family Farms Lose

http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/obama-administration-caves-on-agriculture-reform/

We must stop subsidizing corn and soy the commodities, which drive bad food production and despite my conservative tendencies start subsidizing healthy food such as fruits and vegetables. Only then will Mrs. Obama and the Country achieve its goals.

Don Kerstetter

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