has begun mobilizing its forces to reform the forthcoming 2007-2012
Farm Bill. Currently, 80% of the U.S. Taxpayers’ $20 billion annual
agriculture subsidies go to large corporate and factory farms. OCA
is gathering support from citizens and policymakers on federal, state,
and local levels to change the subsidy system to support family farms
and transition to organic agriculture. As an example of how to do
this, in July, Woodbury County, Iowa, became the first county in the
nation to offer tax incentives to organic farmers. County Supervisors
approved up to $50,000 in tax credits for each farmer converting from
conventional to organic agriculture. /old_articles/organic/taxbreak071805.cfm