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Opinion | 2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?

9 days ago   |   By

It's not shocking that this Congress is attempting to roll back yet another regulation that protects our health and the environment. But the sneak attack on the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic standards unfolding in the Farm Bill process is surprising because organic is much more than a solution for public health and the planet. Organic farming is a bright spot in the U.S. rural economy. Data shows that it is more profitable for farmers , and that rural counties with many organic farms and businesses have higher household incomes and reduced poverty rates by as much as 1.35 percent...
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