FarmPolicy

July 23, 2019

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Trade; and Budget Issues

Farm Bill Issues

Robert Pear reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “To Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, it seemed like a sensible way to attack a major public health problem. To the soft drink industry, giant food companies, makers of snacks and candy, supermarkets, and antihunger groups, it seemed like an attack at the grocery checkout counter.

The mayor wants to reduce obesity and diabetes by banning the use of food stamps to buy ‘sugar-sweetened beverages’ in New York City.”

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