Small Farms Lose in 9-Month Farm Bill Extension

An extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, rolled into Congress’ fiscal-cliff deal, prioritizes big ag, leaving sustainable-farming advocates worried about the future of small-scale farming.

USDA Awards Farm-to-School Grants

A total of $4.5 million has been awarded for the planning and implementation of farm-to-school programs throughout the country.

5 Ways to Affect Farm Policy

Not satisfied with the status quo of agricultural policy? Use these tips to effectively communicate your small-scale-farming ideas to government officials.

2011 Farm Policy Round-up

As the year draws to a close, take a look at some of the policies that will influence small-scale ag in 2012 and beyond.

USDA Launches Biobased-product Label

Courtesy USDA/ Biopreferred Program The USDA expectsthat products containing the new certified biobased-product label will hit the market beginning in the spring or summer 2011. In an effort to raise consumer recognition of biobased products, the USDA’s BioPreferred program has implemented a product certification and labeling system. Now underway for nearly a month, the labeling […]