As messy as things are, they could get uglier still.
“Neither de facto [GMO] bans nor mandatory labeling can be justified.”
The House Freedom Caucus calls it "a sprawling, cronyist agriculture bill."
Plus: Google hearing once again reveals legislative ignorance on tech and IRS auditors target more low-income taxpayers.
If we want fresh oysters, good cheeses, and clean water, we should rethink how we regulate all three.
Low yield organic farming uses up lots more land and harms biodiversity
"Irrational and even hysterical" reporting about glyphosate has served to poison the well of public opinion, says one researcher
Cherry growers get hit with steep tariffs right in the middle of their harvest season.
Outdated regulations are hampering the beef meat industry.
The corporate welfare in the farm bill is likely to end up on President Donald Trump's desk anyway, even after a surprising defeat in the House.
Maybe don't do both, though.
The cattle industry would rather rent-seek than compete.
Chinese tariffs will make American soy cheaper in domestic markets, crushing farmers' profits and disrupting a $14 billion international market.
A likely-fatal blow to to the state's censorious "ag gag" law
Two states attempt to dictate how farmers outside their boundaries treat their animals.
Tasty Impossible Burger uses 95 percent less land, uses 74 percent less water, and emits 87 percent less greenhouse gas.
A court says a city can squash your property rights because it thinks vegetables are ugly.
New Farm Subsidy Programs Were Supposed to Save Money; Instead They've Cost Billions More Than Predicted
Most of the money has gone to a small collection of well-off farms.
Genetically-engineered hens, embryo surgeries, and robot farmers.
States like Massachusetts attempt to control how farms outside their borders operate.
States could set their own rules for meat that's processed and sold within their own borders.
The market can't fix the problem when government insists on intervention.
A decision so plainly obvious must have roots in intrusive government regulations.
New studies blame Instagram and gluttony as causes of food waste.
Existential threats from meddlesome rulemakers
Taxpayers be warned.
The "Dairy Pride Act" calls for the FDA to crack down on cow-dairy alternatives that use terms like "milk" or "yogurt."
The year that was and the year that will be.
What happens when a food's link to salmonella is proven false? Nothing.
Should we expect a scaling back of regulations or even repeals?