USA: Veneman offers a sweeping change in US farm policy
Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman yesterday [Wednesday] outlined an almost utopian vision for food and farm policy radically different from the 70 years of US experience with government intervention. Although the proposal has the personal endorsement of President George Bush, his administration's top officials are acutely aware its goals are difficult to achieve in the political arena because many of them challenge an established power structure of commercial-scale crop producers reluctant to part with their current support.
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