The Spartz-Massie Amendment in Congress, the latest attempt to undermine the federal Checkoff Program, failed this week on a 377 to 49 vote with 13 House members not voting.

Reps. Victoria Spartz, R-IN, and Thomas Massie, R-KY, tried unsuccessfully to amend H.R. 4368, an Agriculture Appropriations Act for

Continue Reading The latest dustup shows Checkoff programs remain popular with Congress

Jared Polis is governor of Colorado. He is an interesting fellow.

We called him to the attention of readers of Food Safety News when he was serving in Congress because of his association with the Food Freedom movement.

Turn the clock back to 2015 when then-Congressman Polis, D-CO, was
Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Polis has brisket rub recipe and food freedom credentials

A left-right libertarian coalition led by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is sponsoring two bills in Congress to permit the interstate sales of raw milk. Massie says the bills are but the first in a series of “food freedom” measures he plans to introduce. One would overturn the interstate ban
Continue Reading KY Republican Puts Together Left-Right Coalition to Allow Interstate Raw Milk Sales