Poultry processing workers still face high number of injuries
Conditions at a Tyson plant in Sedalia, Missouri — the state’s second-largest — are a window into what workers face industry-wide.

Although the meat and poultry processing industry’s injury rate has been dropping for years, it remains higher than average for manufacturing, and vast numbers of injuries never get reported in the first place, according to a 2016 report from the Government Accountability Office.

Government watchdog recommends steep cuts to crop insurance companies

Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office released a report that outlines its proposal for how the government can improve the crop insurance program’s delivery and reduce costs to the taxpayers who help fund it without passing those costs on to the farmer.

Looking to cut costs, feds explore slashing insurance subsidies

The amount of money that the government spends on expensive crop insurance subsidies has long come under criticism. This month, a federal report found that small cuts to premium subsidies could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in savings. The findings come as the national debt soars near $17 trillion, but farmers say the cuts would hurt business.

Government looks to counter SNAP recipient fraud

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as "SNAP," takes up about 80 percent of the 2014 Farm Bill, a chunk worth between $70 and $80 billion a year. While the program helps provide groceries to tens of millions of Americans, a recent report found that the program may be susceptible to fraud.