**House Ag Committee Democrats published a memo laying out the principles the next farm bill should include but draws hard lines against proposals from Republicans.

The principles are distilled from farm bill priorities and the shared values of House Democrats, including protecting Inflation Reduction Act climate investments and SNAP.

According to the Democratic principles, the farm bill must reduce hunger, strengthen America's farmers, and invest in sustainable agriculture, among other issues.

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**Mobile app ordering at quick service restaurants remains popular following the COVID-19 pandemic.

USDA’s Economic Research Service data shows consumer spending trends on carryout and delivery from quick-serve restaurants by mobile app.

From June–August 2020, carryout spending at quick-serve restaurants via restaurant apps doubled from pre-pandemic levels, and spending via third-party apps more than tripled.

App spending peaked in March–May 2021, reaching a total of $4.4 billion.

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**The National Chicken Council recently outlined how chicken producers reduce food waste, recycle byproducts and utilize products otherwise destined for landfills.

The comments were in response to the EPA’s proposed Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics.

The council emphasized several important points, including the use of byproducts and rendering, along with automation and transportation improvements.

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