Over the Organic Cliff we go!

Slippery SlopeWe are all weary of news on the proverbial cliffs, sequester and budget cuts from our beloved last Congress. In the waning hours of 2012 they narrowly averted the fiscal tax abyss by signing the American Taxpayer Relief Act. While this is just a stop gap for another looming precipice the irony is that a nine month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill was tacked on as an afterthought. The real loser in this scenario is the organic food and farming community. Mandatory funding that that was originally in the 2008 Farm Bill has no “base line” now and was not authorized for funding. Continue reading