Journal #3 Food Politics (CH 8-11) In the section pertaining to the hardship of cutting farm subsidies, I found it interesting that city people respect the heritage behind farming. I figured that because the city was full of richness, they wouldn’t care for the farms. Instead, these city people actually care and want to help those that are working on these lands. It seems that the smaller numbers of farmers would be preferred because it is easier to organize when it comes down to organization for political action. As time moves forward and more and more developments and technologic advances come along, the more the number of farmers shrink. It is interesting to know that with fewer farmers, the amount of average benefits per farmer can increase because there are fewer farmers to help. The farm bill is very important in helping to provide authorization for services and programs that have a great impact on the world. This bill is renewed at least every five years and if changes are needed, the changes will be made to the new bill. The organized groups of people that promote this bill are called the “farm lobby.” The Agricultural Committees of the House and Senate are the lead people in making sure that the bill is successful.
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- Spring '15
- Nutrition, Fast Food Restaurants, fewer farmers