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  • The War on Cows: From Methane to Meat Taxes

    Last month, the President released a climate action plan designed to cut methane emissions. If you are a cow, be afraid. Be very afraid. The same goes for humans. The plan outlines voluntary measures, such as a “Biogas Roadmap,” to reduce dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by … More

    D.C. May Soon Tell You What to Eat to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may soon be telling you what you should eat to reduce your “carbon footprint.” In order to—ostensibly—prevent global warming and reduce our national carbon footprint, Washington is already telling Americans what light bulbs they can buy, … More

    School Lunch Program Results Show Why Government Shouldn’t Dictate What Kids Eat

    Maybe this is crazy, but the number one dietary concern when it comes to school lunches should be that kids actually eat lunch. For all the pep talks from Michelle Obama about her Let’s Move campaign and regulations from the USDA, it seems that this basic concern has been sacrificed … More

    Agriculture Isn't About to Leave U.S. Over Lack of Immigration Reform

    The Obama Administration is getting desperate as it clamors for reasons to push comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack claims that without immigration reform, farms won’t be as productive as they could be, and they are thinking about moving operations outside the country, according to … More

    Sodium in FDA’s Sights

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to be America’s nutritionist and control what we eat. Last November, the agency published a proposal to ban artificial trans fat—an unprecedented intrusion into food choices. The FDA also has sodium in its sights, specifically sodium added to food. The agency’s Center for … More

    How Some Farm Bill Provisions Help Special Interests – And Hurt the Taxpayer

    Tomorrow, the Senate will have a chance to address real reform and the needs of the public, or to go with the status quo and the welfare of special interests. The New Farm Bill, which is expected to be up for a vote in the Senate tomorrow: Spends More than … More

    A Soviet Central Planner Would Blush at What House Republicans Voted For

    Every five years, Congress takes a holiday from the principles that made this country  great and turns to central planning policies that were in vogue in 1933. This nightmare holiday is the farm bill. Right on cue, the current Republican-led House passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill Wednesday that … More

    You Won’t Believe What’s in the $1 Trillion Farm Bill Disaster

    The farm bill isn’t getting the attention it deserves.  Congress is likely very aware of this fact and is pouncing on a chance to get its farm bill through.  Tonight’s State of the Union address further provides cover for what Congress is about to do to the American public this … More

    Congress Is Adding Another Unrelated Program to the Farm Bill

    Even Dr. Frankenstein would be shocked at how Congress is stitching together a bunch of different parts to bring its monster farm bill to life. For decades, farm programs and food stamps have been combined to get farm bills passed. Legislators who support these unrelated programs have formed an unholy … More

    Disturbing Reports Show Problems of Farm Bill “Logrolling”

    As the farm bill debate presses on, recent reports clearly show why separating farm programs from food stamps is so important. After the House took the step of separating food stamps and farm programs into two bills, it put them back into one bill for negotiations with the Senate. The … More