Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress adjourned for the pre-election period. Members won't return to Washington until after the Nov. 7 election, which means it will be a lame-duck Congress when it does get back to work.
That's assuming much work will get done. Political observers express little hope that such a Congress will muster the will to take action on pending matters, some of which are of concern to the food distribution and manufacturing industries. Indeed, since the outcome o