One item that was part of the (thankfully) deceased farm bill that got little attention was a levy on live Christmas trees.
Apparently, live Christmas tree producers are upset at competition from artificial trees. And there is nothing to which Congress is more sympathetic than using government coercion to help industry incumbents fight off new competition.
Readers may or may not know that the government often steps into certain agricultural commodities and, at the behest of the largest producers, creates mandatory advertising regimes. In these regimes, a tax is levied on everyone's product and the money is used to fund advertising campaigns (e.g like the ones for milk and beef).
The most recent farm bill was to create a similar regime for live Christmas trees, requiring all tree producers to pay the per-tree tax whether they wanted or needed the advertising campaign or not. So, for now, we have escaped holiday government-funded ads like "Pining for Christmas" and "Live Trees: They are What's Fir Christmas."
The egg industry was silent on whether they would consider a similar step to battle plastic Easter eggs.