In the News
Ireland: Test Shows Polish 'Beef' 75 pct Horsemeat
(Feb 8, 2013) The discovery of horsemeat poses no danger to consumers but highlights the inaccuracy of food labels on some processed meat products and points to potential fraud in the industry. Horsemeat costs a fraction of beef.
Hawaii Lawmakers Move Forward With Anti-GMO Bill
(Feb 8, 2013) Committee approved the bill Thursday but amended it so it only applies to produce imported from outside Hawaii.
Unions Begin 14-City Push For Immigration Reform
(Feb 8, 2013) AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the labor federation will hold rallies, educate voters and pressure elected officials using the same grass-roots infrastructure that helped re-elect Obama.
Mo.Lawmaker Draws Support For Drone Spy Ban
(Feb 8, 2013) Legislation would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance on individuals or property.
Bill Would Expand Tax Breaks For Beginning Farmers
(Feb 8, 2013) The state now provides $6 million in tax credits to retiring farmers who lease their land to beginners. The bill would double that amount.
Everglades Agriculture Leases Being Challenged
(Feb 8, 2013) Being challenged are two no-bid, 30-year lease extensions for sugar and vegetable farming.