The Food Marketing Institute spent $610,000 lobbying federal officials during the second quarter on topics like agriculture, taxes and food safety, per a disclosure report. Besides knocking on
congressional doors, the trade group lobbied the Department of Justice, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and other agencies from April through June.
group, which represents roughly 1,500 food retailers and wholesalers, spent $280,000 lobbying in the first quarter of this year and $337,000 in the second quarter last year.
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