Posts Tagged ‘farmers’


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DEA Hemp Madness


Monday July 28th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:02am PDT   •   1 Comment

Rep. Jared Polis recently went on record stating that DEA boss Michele Leonhard “is a terrible agency head.” The liberal Colorado Democrat has a strong case, but there’s more to it than that. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a conservative Kentucky Republican, blasted the DEA for wasting limited resources by impounding hemp seeds destined for research…
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Will FDA Keep Apples Away?


Wednesday April 24th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:59am PDT   •   4 Comments

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is keeping busy overhauling the nation’s food-safety system, a legacy of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act, which tasked the FDA to prevent food-borne illnesses rather than just respond to them. That means the FDA will have to decide which fruits and vegetables will be subject to…
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Is America Now More a Nation of Takers than Makers?


Friday April 1st, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 2:11pm PDT   •   4 Comments

In a new article for the Wall Street Journal, “We’ve Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers,” Stephen Moore discusses that “More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined.” If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering…
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U.S. Funds $700,000 Study on Cow Burps to “Cut Greenhouse Emissions”


Saturday November 6th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:12pm PDT   •   0 Comments

The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of New Hampshire and outside researchers funding of $700,000 in corporate welfare to create “a computer model to help organic dairy farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions such as methane, because Beano probably isn’t an option.” Nitrogen- and carbon-based…
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