Agriculture

State Labeling Would Be a Logistical Calamity

For the past several years, activist groups such as Food Democracy Now! and Just Label It! have been pushing for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  Unfortunately, the exuberance of this grassroots effort may cause more harm than good.

Weird Science

In John Hughes’ 1985 sophomoric romp, Weird Science, a pair of hormonal high-schoolers manufacture the girl of their dreams with the help of a Barbie doll, a home computer, and a well-timed bolt of lightning.  It was an absurd premise, but if recent grant recipients are any guide, it might be a good candidate for funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (N.B.: “NSF” is commonly used by banks to connote “insufficient funds.”) 

CAGW Releases August Wastewatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze (202) 467-5318
August 9, 2014

A Monthly Dispatch From Citizens Against Government Waste

Definitely Not a Free Lunch

In fiscal year (FY) 2012, 30.7 million out of 50 million, or 61 percent, of U.S. students enrolled in public and non-profit private schools participated in both the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), federally assisted meal programs funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.  Unfortunately, a June 15, 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that when it comes to certifying beneficiaries for the NSLP, the federal government’s eyes are certainly bigger than its stomach.

Bah Humbug! You’re A Mean One, Uncle Sam

The Christmas season may be long departed, but the Grinch (in the form of Uncle Sam) is working hard to dampen the magic of the holiday season by stealing the gift of a free market system right out from under the noses of U.S. taxpayers.

CAGW Releases February WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
February 11, 2014 Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5300

Farm Bill Grows Wealth of Narrow Agriculture Interests

On February 3, 2014, the Senate followed the House’s lead and voted 72-22 in favor of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, more commonly known as the Farm Bill.  In passing the legislation, Congress is sending to the President a bill that is both a disaster for taxpayers and likely to be even more expensive and wasteful than the abysmal 2008 Farm Bill that it is replacing.

CCAGW on Farm Bill: It’s a Dung Deal!

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
January 28, 2014 Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5300

 

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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Conaway July 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Conaway is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his expensive and wasteful farm bill.