Posted by: jackslife | February 27, 2009

Could I have judged Obama too harshly on Ag/Food issues?

So the Obama’s may be starting up a White House farm?  My heart swells with warm-fuzziness thinking of the sight of fresh vegetables growing on the White House lawn.  It seems that this would be a huge symbolic encouragement for people to start their own gardens.

I don’t know too much about Kathleen Merrigan, but she sounds more promising than Tom Vilsack for USDA head.

It’s also exciting to hear Obama taking aim at farm subsidies.  It will be interesting to see if anything comes of it, but Obama’s stance on ending, “direct payments to large agribusinesses that don’t need them,” certainly seems like a positive one.


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