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Checkoff laws enable twisted relationship
May 5, 2011
I first learned about checkoff programs when I encountered radio ads discouraging people from drinking unpasteurized (raw) milk, sponsored by an organization called DairyMax.
You should care about the Farm Bill
April 27, 2011
But contrary to what you might think, that processed junk is not cheap by some accident of the free market.
Revise property tax laws to benefit farmers
April 20, 2011
Most of us regard taxes as a necessary evil, and sometimes they are. But tax law has the power to shape communities.
Taxation alone won't improve public health
April 13, 2011
Texas Senate Bill 1004, which is currently under consideration, would levy a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on all nonalcoholic beverages that contain natural or artificial sweeteners.
Hydrofracking is anything but clean
March 23, 2011
Natural gas has often been touted as the “clean” fossil fuel because burning it releases less CO2 than burning oil or coal.
Support new laws for cottage foods
March 8, 2011
Food safety is important, but the producers covered by this bill can produce food safely without the financial burden of a commercial kitchen.
Learn how to preserve food
September 20, 2010
A place for meat in a sustainable food system
September 8, 2010