Timothy Taylor 07/10/2014
President Obama recently proposed a federal strategy to promote honey bee health. But an economic perspective may provide some lessons for the government task force.
Shawn Regan 04/22/2014
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Shawn Regan 02/13/2014
The Farm Bill will make it more difficult for Asian catfish to enter the U.S. market. But critics say it’s a trade barrier in disguise.
Shawn Regan 07/10/2013
On Atlantic Media's business news site, Quartz.com, research fellow Shawn Regan explores the resurgence of worry over colony collapse disorder.
Paul Schwennesen 06/28/2013
The command-and-control viewpoint isn’t illogical. The American food supply is one of the safest in the world. But I submit that the current system fails to tap creative, market-based incentives to further improve food safety.
Andrew Morriss 01/14/2013
For more than two decades, special interests have persuaded Congress to mandate Americans buy ethanol whether they want to or not. As a result, 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is now used for ethanol rather than food.
Peter Hill 05/30/2012
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Paul Schwennesen 12/09/2011
The U.S. Department of Labor proposes sweeping new regulations to limit child labor. Not all agricultural work is inherently dangerous, and sweeping generalizations will do more harm than good.