News: Food Policy
Many of the nation’s farmers are faced with tractors that can only be fixed by a manufacturer -- a situation that benefits manufacturers but puts added burdens on farmers. A MapLight analysis of state lobbying reports found proponents of "right to repair" legislation designed to address the issue have been outspent by a 28-to-1 margin.
March 24, 2017 – Obama-era rules that make it easier for chicken farmers to sue large processing companies over unfair business practices already has feathers flying in court, but the Trump administration’s review of regulations could close the window for future legal actions. Three U.S. Department of Agriculture rules announced in December were created to … Continue reading "Farmers and Meat Processors Clash Over Frozen Federal Regulation"