The Senate has approved a nearly $1 trillion farm bill after years of negotiation.
The compromise measure already approved by the House would end direct payments to farmers in favor of expanded crop insurance and cut $8 billion from the food stamp program. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Ref. CNN
Young, hip farmers: Coming to a city near you. The population of American farmers is aging, but a study shows a new generation of farmers is flocking to cities with large populations, farmers markets and the purchasing power to support a market for niche goods. Source 2u.
With all the health info circulating there are a lot more vegetarians than there was some years ago so I can see agriculture picking up rather than going dormant.