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  1. Melinda
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    While I totally appreciate the work that FamilyFarmed is doing, this article feels at little like green-washing. The USDA gives FAR more than $1 billion in assistance to conventional farmers through subsidies, crop insurance programs, etc. Furthermore, Sec. Vilsack has been heavily lobbying for a ridiculous watered down voluntary QR code GMO labeling scheme. And yet he’s totally off the hook in this article for any of this. The assistance that USDA has given small local and organic farmers is great. But they could be doing so much more! I think we need to do a better job of holding agency heads such as Sec. Vilsack accountable. He can’t just give a good talk in Chicago. He should be giving that talk and walking the walk every day from D.C.

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