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Outside Influence

The School-Lunch Dilemma

Disputes over nutrition standards—and the difficulty of challenging a top priority of the first lady—have stalled efforts for a new bill.

Farm Policy and 'The Real Thing'

How much does the world want industrially produced, internationally traded food?

The Farm Trade Conundrum

U.S. agriculture exports are down. Does that help or hurt the case for fast-track?

Farm Groups Are Failing in the Free-Trade Fight

Most agriculture interests support Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but they haven't been able to persuade many Democrats.

A Healthy Lunch Debate

Middle-class children are increasingly rejecting the healthier lunches that federal rules require their schools to offer.

The Future of Food Stamps

The GOP budget deal won't alter the program, for now. But changes could still be coming.

The Art of Dealing With Cuba

Cuba's ability to develop a real art market will be a signal of how the country will handle improved relations with the U.S.

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