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Making Poultry Producers Pay Up

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On February 9, 2014
Maryland legislators have introduced a bill to make the state’s poultry producers pay a whole 5 cents a bird to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed from runoff from these incredibly polluting facilities. Governor Carcetti O’Malley has backed away from such legislation in the past, afraid of angering big business in his desperation to become president. […]

The Beef Monopoly

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On January 7, 2014

It’s not so much that the beef monopoly is evil. We all know that. It’s that the beef monopoly is an evil subsidized directly by taxpayer dollars. That’s a problem. I’d also ar

Mystery Meat

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On July 15, 2013

The meat industry is very upset by new regulations forcing meat producers to tell consumers where the meat comes from: “Segregating and tracking animals according to the countries where production s

Tom Philpott’s essay on how the pork industry serves as an economic negative to the Iowa communities in which factory farms are concentrated is quite interesting. In short, since 1982, the number of hog farms in Iowa has declined rapidly while production has skyrocketed. This means more pigs concentrated into huge farms. Those megafarms not […]

The Farm Bill

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On June 18, 2012

Philip Bump has a nice run-down of the important things to look for in the upcoming farm bill/massive subsidization of agribusiness thanks to the incredible power held by rural state senators. One poi

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