Attention to clean energy issues declined in Congress over the last year. Nevertheless, there are
still actions policymakers can take to move the country toward a cleaner and more secure energy
The House of Representatives passed their version of the 2012 agriculture appropriations bill on
Thursday, June 16 by a narrow vote of 217-203. Nineteen Republicans and all the Democrats opposed
the spending bill.
Michael Melius wrote from Hermosa, South Dakota – where he operates a small produce farm – to say,
“It’s time to declare federal farm subsidies a success and begin phasing them out. Times have