Thursday, August 2, 2007

Falling Short

"The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) said Monday that funding provisions for organic farming in the 2007 farm bill "fall short" of what's needed to keep up with burgeoning market demand.

The U.S. House of Representatives Friday ignored a veto threat from President Bush and approved a $284 billion, five-year farm bill in a 231-191 vote. Organic farming advocates were hopeful the legislation would reflect the growing market demand for organic foods and earmark the necessary funding to support research and market development for the industry."

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