11th HOUR CHANGES REQUIRED ADDITIONAL TIME TO ASSESS
(Washington, DC) Bronxwest Consulting in partnership with the MRW1 Group had expected to release the Executive Summary of their White Paper entitled "UNSALTED EARTH: The Unholy Alliances between the Federal Government, Agribusiness and the American Farmer" on September 30, 2007. This report is the collaborative effort initiated over two years ago to assess the efficacy,analyze the economic, social, legal and other ramifications of the extensive Federal Farm Subsidy Program. Due to some last minute changes in the language and spirit of the "new" Farm Bill, we felt compelled to delay the release of our Summary and White Paper until our staff had ample time to examine these changes.
As is so sadly and often the case regarding the crafting of legislation, it is usually during the final dark hours of the night when legislators insert their pork barrel projects, make minor alterations to language that is really not "minor" in its significance, and otherwise bastardize an already corrupt process. Since the objective of our joint undertaking was to conduct an extensive review of the Farm Bill and, in particular, study the most recent developments in agriculture as they relate to farm subsidies such as Ethanol production, we have determined the necessity to delay our publication and release date for an extended period of time to scrutinize this newest material.
We appreciate your patience in this matter.
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