Freer markets and property rights protections can be more efficient means to deal with localized food shortages.
Department of Agriculture
Lots of Americans have an intolerance to FODMAPs—the sugars prevalent in garlic, onion, and many other foods.
The federal government continues to be very bad at telling people what and how to eat.
Will a new commission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture solve racism? We're going to find out.
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The government worsens the baby formula shortage, again.
The central planning of America's public school lunch menus has been a disaster.
Almost all of America’s avocados come from a single Mexican state. A threatening message threw it into disarray.
Replacing parts of SNAP with a poorly overseen food delivery program turned out to be an expensive disaster.
The beef checkoff problem raises prices without benefiting ranchers
But spending more would be a bigger mistake. Sometimes, there simply isn't a government solution to a problem.
The government should let milk marketing stand on its own four legs.
The vast majority of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are overweight. Why won’t the government stop subsidizing junk food?
Refusing to recommend policy based on bad science isn't unscientific.
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Joe Biden’s choice for agriculture secretary is more of the same.
Anti-biotech activists cite the precautionary principle to maintain chestnut tree-free forests.
Three bills are on the table, but only one of them promises to unshackle small and independent ranchers.
A renewed push to pass the PRIME Act picks up steam as COVID-19 leaves us all asking “Where’s the beef?”
Dirt farmers want the feds to stack the deck in their favor.
Instead of $12.5 billion in new agriculture purchases exports to China this year, the USDA expects less than $4 billion.
"I would have to grow at least three times as many plants under the USDA rule to produce the same amount of CBD as I get out of one plant now."
This is why we can't have serious conversations about government spending.
Government has tilted the scales in milk's favor for so long that dairies forgot how to compete.
There's no need for most federal agencies to be stationed in the nation's capital, one of the most expensive cities in the country.
The Agricultural Research Service announced that it would no longer be using cats for research purposes.
The agency admits that its new bioengineered food regs are "not expected to have any benefits to human health or the environment."
More than 1,100 people living in America's 50 largest cities have received bailout funds intended for farmers harmed by Trump's trade war.
Most of the funds are earmarked for soybean farmers, who would really rather just be able to sell their goods to China again.
Our current system of federal food regulation is expensive and dangerous
And, weirdly, grocery store cronyism might be the thing that stops it.
The USDA just dumped Obama administration's proposed ridiculous biotech crop regulations; the FDA should quickly follow suit.
On the other hand, Google's Verily is debugging Fresno.
The Mississippi catfish cartel vs. the Chesapeake invader-eaters