Wisconsin Has Much to Gain, Lose From Next Farm Bill
June 5, 2012
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.