Madison-based public policy expert Margaret Krome. - Susan Bence photo

Every five years Congress passes a bundle of legislation that folds together agriculture, nutrition conservation and forestry policy.

It’s commonly called the Farm Bill, and the current version is expiring this year. People engaged in agriculture – or concerned about how its funds are allocated – are watching closely – as Congress takes up versions of the bill in both houses, possibly this week.

Margaret Krome takes a sustainable view on farming issues.  She’s a Madison-based public policy expert who works with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy.  She recently shared her take on the Farm Bill with a Milwaukee-based group – called Friends of Real Food.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence sat down with Krome to learn what she hopes the final bill will include and how quickly – or slowly – Congress might move forward.  Click here for full story.

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Wisconsin Has Much to Gain, Lose From Next Farm Bill

Madison-based public policy expert Margaret Krome. - Susan Bence photo

Every five years Congress passes a bundle of legislation that folds together agriculture, nutrition conservation and forestry policy.

It’s commonly called the Farm Bill, and the current version is expiring this year. People engaged in agriculture – or concerned about how its funds are allocated – are watching closely – as Congress takes up versions of the bill in both houses, possibly this week.

Margaret Krome takes a sustainable view on farming issues.  She’s a Madison-based public policy expert who works with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy.  She recently shared her take on the Farm Bill with a Milwaukee-based group – called Friends of Real Food.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence sat down with Krome to learn what she hopes the final bill will include and how quickly – or slowly – Congress might move forward.  Click here for full story.