Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Food Safety Rules Concern Small Farmers

The new Food Safety Modernization Act became law early in 2011 and is now going through an implementation process that includes making new rules for food producers. Tim Huth owns a vegetable farm, and says the proposed new rules are really going to hurt small to mid-size operations such as his.
 
Huth is concerned that the new rules will put a lot of small farms out of business and reduce the supply of fresh local produce to schools and hospitals. In particular, he says the rules regarding use of manure will force farmers to use chemicals rather than natural substances.

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