A new article by David Gumpert in the online version of The Nation gives an excellent summary of the program and its effects and implications, http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071231/pentland_gumpert.
Getting this article into a general interest magazine is a big step to getting NAIS the attention it needs from the public. Up until now, only small farmers and rural people have opposed it, small potatoes to the assembled agribusiness giants and their influence at the USDA. Shining a brighter light on it should generate support to defeat it among reasonablee people.
That would make a Merry Christmas for a lot of people!