Farm Bill Reflects Shifting American Menu and a Senator’s Persistent Tilling | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Within the bill is a significant shift in the types of farmers who are now benefiting from taxpayer dollars, reflecting a decade of changing eating habits and cultural dispositions among American consumers. Organic farmers, fruit growers and hemp producers all did well in the new bill. An emphasis on locally grown, healthful foods appeals to a broad base of their constituents, members of both major parties said."