Month: November 2016

Surety Supported Jobs on the Rise

The recent election ballots had billions of dollars of proposed expenditure bonds for the building and maintenance of schools, roads and public facilities that passed. This is a big opportunity for companies that have Surety Bonding Support to go after […]

Baylen Linnekin on *Biting the Hands that Feed Us*

The last time Baylen Linnekin joined the show, he had recently helped American farmers secure a major Supreme Court win in the case of Horne v. USDA, in which a raisin farmer Melvin Horne fought back against the federal government’s takings of a portion of his crops for the “National Raisin Reserve”. This was a victory to all those cherish “the right of every American to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods of their own choosing.” But the fight for our food freedoms is far from over, as Baylen documents in his new book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable (Island Press). As it stands, agencies like the USDA and FDA often enact absurd rules that make our food supply no safer, while limiting options and contributing to mountains of food that Americans already…