USDA has said it was stepping in because the industry groups had not reached a “consensus.”
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Fact: In an administration where the president’s approval rating is in the 40s and Congress’ approval rating – shameful under any president – hovers in the teens, there is a program which has consistently ranked in the 70 to 80 percent approval range for many years. It is not strictly a government program, of course, being paid for and directed by a specific constituency, and the government’s role is monitoring for compliance with the law.
This program has passed Inspector General audits and another examination requested by the cabinet secretary of the department involved.