What the Farm Bill pays for and what it does not. Five year Farm Bill 2012 coming right up.
“Retired Man Takes Geese for Walks” aka “Protective Geese Chase CBS News Reporter”
Lawns have gotten a bad reputation because of the huge amounts of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides they use, not to mention the noise and pollution put out by the lawnmower.
Smithsonian magazine cover story on geese by Paul Theroux
After World War II, starvation was a real danger, and calories were in short supply. The United States Dept of Agriculture put in place subsidies to grow calories, which have evolved to this day to a system exactly contrary to what is needed.
We have here the potential for a coalition of health reform as demanded by our public health organizations, immigration reform (this is also the cause of Mexican farmers being driven off their land), water preservation in the rivers and the sea.