Farm Bill

Not to get confused with Farmville, Farm Bill is an agricultural food policy brought on by the Federal government. This bill gets passed every 5 years and it has an effect on our everyday lives. It can effect what goes in stores, what goes in schools meal programs, the preservation and farming in general. The current bill, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, won’t expire until 2012. Here are a few pointers about this current bill.

The current bill increased spending on food stamps

It increases the accessibility of fruits and vegetables in low-income schools by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, which gives free fruits and vegetables schools

Farmers Market Promotion Program, Community Food Project grants, and other food programs will be funded

Part of the bill gives tax credits to producers of cellulosic biofuels which are produced from wood and other non edible plants.

Its’ program, Rural Energy for America Program, will give grants up to 25% of energy upgrades for agricultural producers as well as rural small business.

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