NEWARK, Del. — Under Secretary Mike Johanns, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has worked for the past two years drafting a Farm Bill that places a new emphasis on childhood nutrition programs and produce, while trimming back federal subsidies for commodity crops such as corn and soybeans. Despite his sudden resignation last month, congressional leaders, the Bush administration and the USDA currently appear committed to those same goals in the 2007 Farm Bill as it enters its markup phase ...
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