Supreme Court strikes down federal raisin program as unconstitutional

Richard Wolf USA Today 6/22/2015

WASHINGTON — Score one for the little guy.

The Supreme Court sided with a renegade raisin farmer Monday in his battle against a federal program designed to keep excess raisins off the market.

A majority of justices ruled that the Agriculture Department program, which seizes excess raisins from producers in […]

Trade bill survives scare

Cristina Marcos The Hill 6/11/2015

President Obama’s trade agenda survived a bad scare in the House on Thursday when the GOP rule governing debate for the package narrowly survived a 217-212 vote.

Thirty-four Republicans voted against the rule, while eight Democrats backed it…

…House Republicans could only lose 26 of their own for the rule […]

Another Government Diet Disaster In The Making

Terry Jones Investors.com 2/20/2015

From the same people who brought you four decades of increasing obesity based on their nutritional “science,” comes new guidelines that include taxes on dessert, plant-based diets, demonization of meat and electronic monitoring of your habits.

Never fear, the food police are here.

This list of intrusive, big-government insanity is brought […]

Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

Scott McFetridge Associated Press via ABC News 12/28/2014

For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice.

Seed […]

Feds Close Most of Northeast to Cod Fishing

Douglas Main Newsweek 11/13/2014

Kiss that New England cod goodbye. At least for now.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has closed off most of the waters off the Northeast coast to cod fishing for the next six months, effective November 13. It’s the largest closure of its kind for cod in history, and […]

Minnesota Muslims want $150K from government for pork-free food giveaway

Cheryl K. Chumley The Washington Times 9/22/2014

Muslims in Minnesota facing poverty and tapping local food banks say they need a program that recognizes their pork-free needs.

Somali-Americans in one Minneapolis community have called for local government officials to create a no-pork zone via a special food shelf just for foods that conform to their […]