is this a bill yet?
Time is ripe for urban agriculture
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and the man who founded Congress' Livability Caucus, argues that with half of federal farm subsidies currently "flowing to six states to produce 13 commodities that in the main we don't need, like corn, wheat, cotton, and rice," there's a dramatically superior alternative.
We should, says Blumenauer, "use that money to build sustainable agriculture, create a farmer's market in every community, help farmers protect our land and water, preserve our viewsheds, foster land banks and control erosion."
What a good idea. Rely on self-perpetuating nano-scaled solar powered bio-reactors and a passel of enthuastic technicians to service them tomatos.
(ie, food grown by local farmers)
This is a very timely and useful policy position - Here is Blumenauers policy page from his web site - He is also a supporter of Amtrak and the like, but of course he is from Oregon, so he might be an anarchist. (Beware!)
While I would only rarely suggest that writing your congressperson might have an effect, this would be one of the times.
For the want of a Carter, the conservation war was lost, but we can still win some battles.