This year, the nation is slated to get a brand new Farm Bill, and of course, not everyone is championing the government's various proposals. The Dept. of Agriculture introduced the 180-plus page proposed Farm Bill in January, and for months, there have been hearings, debates, op-ed pieces, and grass-roots campaigns to change it in a million different ways. So, since it is a complex -- and some would argue convoluted -- piece of legislation, we have a farming expert here with us this morning to make sense of the new Farm Bill -- and what it would take to make everyone happy. Joining us is Tom Philpott, Co-Founder and Co-Director, of North Carolina-based Maverick Farms; he's also an online food editor and an agricultural blogger.
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Podcast Date: 10/19/2007