This report offers a legal analysis of the 2008 Farm Bill and explains key agriculture and nutrition programs that were enacted into law. The report was commissioned by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Key findings include:
In addition to providing policy recommendations to help farmers grow and distribute fruits and vegetables, the report emphasizes that many of the recommended changes could be made by the USDA without the need for additional direction from Congress. However, if such policy changes do not occur, Congress will need to make changes in the reauthorization of the Farm Bill.
The report can be downloaded at no charge from FLAG’s Web site. A bound copy of the book is available for $20 plus shipping and handling, and orders may be placed by calling FLAG’s office at 651-223-5400 or directly through FLAG’s online publisher, www.lulu.com.