Help Organic Farmers and Promote Regional Food Systems

President Obama has made the following promise:

"Obama will help organic farmers afford to certify their crops and reform crop insurance to not penalize organic farmers. He also will promote regional food systems." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

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Updated: January 21, 2009

Vilsack Touts Importance Of Organic Foods

Asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy of the Senate Agriculture Committee about the need for the Agriculture Department to do more to promote organic food, Tom Vilsack reiterated in his confirmation hearing that America needs to "celebrate and support" organic food as one of a variety of ways that the government can help farmers increase their income.

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