Chuck Abbott

Chuck Abbott is a Contributing Editor at FERN. With three decades of Washington experience, Abbott is an old hand at covering U.S. food and agriculture policy at the national level, ranging from the “Nutrition Facts” labels on food and the never-ending tussle over food stamp rules to renovation of the farm program. Abbott, who grew up on a farm in northern Illinois, was a long-time Reuters commodities correspondent in Washington after a stint as national farm editor for United Press International. You can sign up for his daily newsletter, the Ag Insider, here on our Web site. He can be reached at

California governor vetoes ‘unnecessary’ livestock antibiotics bill

The governor of California on Tuesday vetoed a first-in-the-nation state law to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production and said lawmakers should look for “new and effective ways” to prevent antibiotic overuse. More on this story Want more of Chuck’s great reporting? Sign up for the daily FERN Ag Insider. Read more of our work… » Read More

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