Daren Bakst studies and writes about agriculture subsidies, property rights, environmental policy, food labeling and related issues as The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow in agricultural policy.

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September 13, 2019, 2:08 PM EDT
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March 15, 2019, 11:15 AM EDT
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) There are seemingly endless regulatory obstacles for critical infrastructure projects.
December 10, 2018, 8:33 AM EST
The current farm bill process is eerily similar to what happened with Obamacare.
December 3, 2018, 8:41 AM EST
We’re in the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean conservative legislators should take a holiday from their conservative principles. Unfortunately, the farm bill devised by House and Senate negotiators would require them to do just that.
August 30, 2018, 4:22 PM EDT
The House and Senate have passed their own farms bills and are currently working out differences to come up with a final bill.
June 8, 2018, 4:10 PM EDT
As the farm bill debate heats up, it is important to remember that farm subsidy reform is definitely a conservative issue.
May 11, 2018, 9:42 AM EDT
Major food stamp reform is a must in the farm bill. So too is major reform for farm subsidies–after all, it is called the farm bill.
April 6, 2018, 4:09 PM EDT
The House Agriculture Committee is expected to release its farm bill next week.
March 9, 2018, 2:31 PM EST
Congress last year utilized the Congressional Review Act to get rid of many federal agency rules, most of which were prime examples of agency overreach.
November 17, 2017, 9:57 AM EST
The fifth round of NAFTA renegotiations is getting underway in Mexico City.
April 24, 2017, 4:13 PM EDT
This week, two corporate welfare programs could be expanded.
April 6, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT
Expanding government is the problem, not the solution.
November 4, 2016, 8:55 AM EDT
Four cities are holding ballot measures on soda taxes.
September 29, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
Many people have been impacted by the harm that can be caused by cigarette smoking, including the loss of family members.(AP Photo)The market has found a solution to this major public health problem. The federal government is about to crush that solution.
June 24, 2016, 3:35 PM EDT
Senate Ag Committee has released new federal mandatory labeling for foods containing GMOs.
June 6, 2016, 3:24 PM EDT
Mandatory sodium regulations are likely coming.
December 15, 2015, 5:05 PM EST
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke the law when pushing its controversial water rule, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
November 3, 2015, 2:17 PM EST
Congress appears to be stepping up to the plate to kill the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ water rule (known as the “waters of the United States” or WOTUS rule) – they just need to bring it home by sending legislation to the president.
August 17, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers’ final water rule under the Clean Water Act seeks to regulate almost every type of water in the country. And you don’t even need to get into the substance of the rule to know it’ll be a disaster. Here are three signs that this rule should be killed off immediately.
May 27, 2015, 5:18 PM EDT
There’s now another issue with the controversial water rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.