USDA: Change? Already?!

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has implemented a new policy in DC that he hopes to expand to USDA sites nationwide: Urban Gardens! Farmers broke ground on the People’s Garden in DC yesterday; a nod to Lincoln’s original conception of the Department of Agriculture.

Check out the People’s Garden.

In (potentially) even more exciting news, the USDA is piloting a project that allows, and even in some cases encourages farmers to grow “specialty products” (read: fruit and vegetables) on some land previously reserved for commodity production.

Here is the link to the USDA Press Release.


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