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Outside Influence

Playing Defense on Crop Insurance

Agriculture leaders know that insurance programs could be targeted for cuts, especially if food stamps are too.

Farm Lobby Eyes Cuba

Dairy exporters and other agriculture groups are eager to sell to the island nation.

Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare Begins on the Farm

Famed activist tells agriculture group to focus on the farm, not the slaughterhouse.

Will FDA's Calorie-Count for Alcoholic Drinks Affect Your Drinking?

A new FDA rule forces restaurants to post calorie counts for alcoholic beverages, but some drinkers can still find ways to hide from their caloric consequences.

Brazil Declares War on Potato Chips, Soda, and Chicken Nuggets

Brazilian guidelines mark the first time a developing country has tried to stop a change in consumer behavior before junk food dominates—as it does in America.  

Poised to Chair Senate Ag Committee, Roberts Pledges Not to Reopen Farm Bill

The Kansas Republican voted against the 2014 bill and said on the campaign trail he wants to rein in food-stamp spending more than that bill did.

Small Farm Program Paying Big Dividends

Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman honored for crafting a program that is helping feed the world.

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