From Wayne Pacelle’s blog:
So often, we hear government critics decry “pork” projects and “pork” spending. These phrases are figurative, indicating wasteful use of public funds. But never have these phrases had such a literal meaning, as our government actually bails out the pork industry when it overproduces and buys up volumes of surplus pork, typically by dumping these surplus commodities into our nation’s schools, child care centers, and domestic food assistance programs.
What can you do about it? Write your representatives. Call them. Email them.