Understanding the Facts in the Food Market

Today making the decision about what food to buy is a challenging one. There are many concerns about human health and the health of the environment. One study found that 92% of consumers consider healthier lifestyle habits and effects on the environment when making purchases (Hartman, 2011). Of course, some customers are more heavily involved in sustainable purchasing than others. But what exactly does sustainable mean? There is not an easy answer.

The Farm Bill

Direct payment programs are out, expanded insurance programs are in.

A 600-plus page, five-year farm bill is well on its way to passing after more than two years of negotiation was capped by a joint House-Senate conference committee’s agreement on measures to reconcile the two chambers’ differing bills Monday.