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April 20, 2017

Minerva Dairy challenges Wisconsin's anti-competitive artisanal butter ban

This morning, Minerva Dairy and its President, Adam Mueller, challenged a Wisconsin law that bans butter from being sold within Wisconsin if it hasn’t first been “graded.” Wisconsin’s law prevents butter makers outside of Wisconsin from selling their products in that state unless they first go through the arduous and cost pr ...

July 19, 2013

The fruits of their labors

Reason.tv has posted an important video about the Horne family’s clash with idiotic federal government controls over the nation’s raisin crop. PLF has opposed these kinds of agricultural price control systems, including in the case of Evans v. United States, which you can read about here, here, and here. Amazingly, the federal courts ha ...

March 02, 2012

Of agricultural subsidies and collective action

The Cato Institute has released a new video exposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a federal agency whose ratio of regulators to regulated (i.e. farmers) is totally out of proportion.  According to the video, over the course of a century, the number of farms in America has plummeted from six million to two million, while the number ...

November 15, 2010

Wetlands paradigm shift

Author: Reed Hopper The constant drum beat in the media and among environmental activists is that the Clean Water Act is our best and only hope to save the Nation's wetlands from destruction.  Therefore, the Act must be "strengthened" to provide more federal command and control over private property.  But as with much conventi ...