USA: Veneman urges agricultural policy overhaul; fewer subsidies and more emphasis on safety and environment
US Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has urged congress to overhaul federal farm policy and invest in food safety programmes, pest prevention, nutrition awareness and environmental issues. Lawmakers are currently rewriting the laws that govern spending and regulatory programme due to expire next year. Veneman argues that the traditional support programme for grain and cotton farmers needs overhauling before they receive another flow of money.
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