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Grading President Obama on Organic Wine and Agriculture

Lynn Alley
Issue: September 30, 2009

In Washington, money speaks loudly. When Obama unveiled his budget proposal, he called for a big increase in the National Organic Program budget—$6.7 million. The organic transition program, which provides funds for various research projects, would also get a major increase: $5 million up from $1.8 million. Producers are appreciative of the attention, and some wineries are already receiving help.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 24, 2009.

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