Time to Act

Time to Act

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Presents the results of a study to examine the status of small farms in the U.S. and to determine a course of action for USDA to recognize, respect and respond to their needs through changes in policies, practices, and programmatic approaches. These needs include: conservation assistance or risk management, business planning for a farmers market or farmer-owned cop, and market development for new crops or products. In addition to examining the characteristics of a small farm and presenting guiding principles for Federal farm policy, the report discusses in detail eight specific policy goals and recommendations. Charts and tables. Photos.At the same time, FNS should pursue strategies for enabling food stamp use through Community Supported Agriculture programs. ... These agencies should be commended for taking this step, and should pursue the pilot programs in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida ... The results of the pilots should be published and distributed along with a manual to encourage replication of these efforts throughoutanbsp;...

Title:Time to Act
Author: Harold L. Volkmer
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1998-06-01

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