It is no secret that moving legislation over the finish line in Washington, D.C., has not been easy of late. However, members of Congress did come together to pass the 2018 Farm Bill—a massive public-spending package that funds agriculture, conservation and food policy. It was signed into law by President Trump on December 20, just two days before the government shutdown began.
A cow is a pig is dog is a cat. Tom Regan: “You don’t change unjust institutions by tidying them up.”
All of this is great, but until the Farm Bill moves away from incentives for corporate farming, and encourages small family farming, using sustainable methods, I wouldn’t call it a significant victory.