Public Justice Food Project

Agri-Pulse Daybreak: NEPA proposal could shield USDA loans

Listen to the story here. The administration’s proposal to set deadlines for National Environmental Policy Act analyses and reduce the number of federal actions that would be subject to review also singles out a USDA program for attention. The proposal would exclude from NEPA review projects enabled…

Delaware Public Media: Lawyer weighs in on state’s agreement with Mountaire

Some advocates have concerns about an agreement reached between state environmental regulators and Mountaire Farms over wastewater violations from 2017. The agreement resolves permit violations associated with a 2017 wastewater treatment facility failure at the chicken company’s Millsboro plant over which the Delaware Department of…

image of a wendys burger ad paid for by checkoff

How Beef Companies Use the Checkoff to Squeeze Ranchers

The checkoff is a federal tax that forces ranchers to pay $1 per head every time cattle are sold, half of which is used in Montana and other states to fund the advertisements of the private, corporate run “state beef councils.” This is a form of compelled speech that is not only regressive — it’s unconstitutional.

Public Justice Fights Unconstitutional NC “Anti-Sunshine Law”

Imagine your elderly family member, placed in the care of a nursing home, being abused by their caretaker. Imagine your six-month-old child spending the day at a trusted daycare, and being punished by their daycare worker –  who breaks the child’s leg. Imagine a major industry in…