A third large food company has left the Grocery Manufacturers Association as the industry grapples with changing demands from consumers.
The check-off is a network of 45 state-based boards and councils that collects the money to promote the beef industry.
Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.
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.