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Much of last year's bad mojo — the crazy weather, its bitter politics, policy gridlock — also crossed December's ice bridge into the new year.

For more than 20 years, farm groups, Congress and big agbiz have used the phrase "sound science" to undermine ag policy they want to alter or bury.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur introduced the Urban Agriculture Production Act Sept. 8, a bipartisan bill to bolster nutritional and farmers’ market programs.

In Washington, D.C. the week of April 10, ag-related and ag-dependent groups overran Congressional offices and government agencies in waves of annual “fly-ins.”

Farmers and ranchers will continue to loose on farm policy matters that affect consumers because the consumer is always right.

It’s hard, messy work to make U.S. farm and food policy. But last minute, quick decision on farm policy is not the answer.
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