Competition in Congress over the EATS Act is unusual because it’s being played for keeps.  Usually, concerns about relationships and the near certainty that a current opponent will be an ally next time mean such disputes are almost always milder than wild.

But the battle royal over the EATS Act

Continue Reading The skin may come off on more than a baseball in this no holds battle in Congress

The EATS Act, to stop California from regulating America’s farms and ranches by protecting states’ authority to regulate agriculture within their borders, is turning into a significant dustup that is not waiting for the congressional recess to get over.

For the August recess, which actually does not end until Congress

Continue Reading Recess dust-up may turn into fall’s Battle Royal as pork-producing states want California out of their business

When the conservative U.S. Supreme Court said California could put whatever restrictions it wanted on selling meat, it left rural producer states scratching their heads.

The Court’s state’s rights philosophy upheld the animal housing requirements of Proposition 12 but left pork producers and the National Farm Bureau wondering what happened.

Continue Reading A new study says EATS Act could do a lot of damage, including to food safety