McCain Stands Against Farm Program; Rubio’s Accepts $91 Million Buyout

• John McCain doesn’t support federal funding of the “Know Your Farmer” program which, he argues, is “aimed at ‘small and organic producers’ whose customers generally consist of ‘affluent patrons of urban farmers markets.’” [Politics of the Plate]

• Rubio’s agrees to a $91 million buyout by Mill Road Capital, a private investment firm. [North County Times]

• Lisa “Hungry Girl” Lillien signed an eight-figure book deal with St. Martin’s Press. [PW]

• Brentwood Farmer’s Market regular Viola’s Gourmet Goodies uses the Depression-era recipes of Hollywood caterer Viola Rowland as currently made by her granddaughter. [L.A. Times]

• Six Nicaraguan men who sued Dole for $2.3 million could find the decision reversed after the fruit company accused them of extortion and fraud. [Google/AP]

• Connecticut is set to finally legalize the sale of farm-made pickles. [WSJ]

• Colleges are slowly beginning to combat food insecurity among their students with programs like free lunches and food pantries filled with leftovers from faculty meetings. [Atlantic]

McCain Stands Against Farm Program; Rubio’s Accepts $91 Million Buyout