Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.
Health advocates and a school nutrition lobby group are bracing for battle as an opt-out provision for school lunch rules moves through the U.S. House.
Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.
Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.
The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.