The Backyard

The Backyard

Monday, February 2, 2009

The White House Agenda for Rural Farming

A news bulletin hit my in-box last week from the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture which included the White House agenda for rural farming. And one of the priorities is:

Encourage Organic and Local Agriculture: Help organic farmers afford to certify their crops and reform crop insurance to not penalize organic farmers. Promote regional food systems.
How exciting is that! Check out the remainder. It appears they want to get it more local and smaller. This meshes nicely with the Obama eating habits of local and fresh. I understand former President Bush and his wife preferred organic and her chef stayed on for the Obamas... so the organic and local thought is certainly in their mouths everyday. Here's hoping for more local, smaller farms and less corporate agribusiness subsidies.

No comments: