VABF

Virginia Association for Biological Farming

Sustainable Agriculture Policy

Grassroots Guide to the 2008 Farm Bill, by Zachariah Baker, Ferd Hoefner, Martha Noble, and Aimee Witteman, Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, www.sustainableagriculture.net.  128 pp.This manual gives an outline of all the programs under the 2008 Federal Farm Bill that offer funding, technical support, research and outreach, and other services for family farmers and practitioners of organic or sustainable farming systems.  Although some details may already be out of date owing to changes in USDA personnel, much of the information remains relevant and current; key updates can be found at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition web site given above.
Tomorrow’s Table – By Ronald and Adamchak. – An exploration of the techniques of genetic engineering.  For a thorough review, see Mark Schonbeck’s analysis
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