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Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...

Farm Credit Issues Interim Rule Repealing Mortgage Loan Regulations

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) issued an interim rule which repeals its regulations governing the registration of residential mortgage loan...

Southeast Water Wars: Florida vs. Georgia Water Dispute To Be Filed in U.S. Supreme Court

Posted August 22, 2013 It’s Florida vs. Georgia in a battle with implications for Alabama, and, believe it or...

Meat Inspectors IT Network Fails for Two Days, Dispute Over Impact

Posted August 21, 2013 Earlier this month a computer system, which networks inspectors at all of the meatpacking and processing...

FDA To Look Into Cattle Feed Additive Zilmax

Posted August 21, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will work with Merck & Co. and the USDA to...

USTR Announces Public Hearings on Russia’s WTO Obligations

Posted August 21, 2013 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced a request for comments and...

Agriculture Industry Wants to Override Veto on North Carolina Immigration Bill

Posted August 20, 2013 In addition to the debate in Congress over immigration, the North Carolina legislature passed an immigration...

FDA Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for FSMA Rule

Posted August 20, 2013 Evidenced by recent posts on this blog, the pace of action and news involving regulatory activity under...

Canada Requests WTO Review of Country of Origin Labeling Law

Posted August 20, 2013 Canada has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to review U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)...

Ag Employer Violates Federal Labor Law, Damages Awarded to Workers

Posted August 19, 2013   In Fulford v. Daughtry, No. 4:11-CV-103-FL., 2013 WL 3475292 (E.D.N.C. July 10, 2013), the...

Federal District Court Rules on FDA’s Request to Extend FSMA Deadlines

Posted August 19, 2013 According to a recent federal district court ruling issued by Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S....

Catfish Inspection Program Adds to Farm Bill Controversy

Posted August 19, 2013 While much of the national discussion about the farm bill is focused on the nutrition title...

FDA Announces Public Meeting on Two New Food Safety Rules

Posted August 16, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public meeting for two proposed rules in its implementation...

It’s Official: EPA Publishes Renewable Fuels Standard Final Rule

Posted August 16, 2013 Earlier this month ,the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its yearly requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which...

USDA Moves Closer to Accepting Chinese-Processed Chicken

Posted August 16, 2013 Politico reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) “is moving closer to opening the U.S. market...

Oil Industry Requests Reduction in Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted August 16, 2013 On Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) petitioned the...

Bill Establishing USDA Review of EPA Regulations Introduced

Posted August 15, 2013 On August 1, S. 1466 was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and...

Heritage Action Group Calls for Farm Bill Extension

Posted August 15, 2013 The CEO of the conservative Heritage Action organization, Michael Needham, has called for a one-year extension of...

Arizona Groundwater Credit Rule Causes Controversy With Farmers

Posted August 15, 2013 Farm groups in Arizona oppose an Arizona Department of Water Resources rule modification that would gradually eliminate...

FDA Meets with Farmers Concerned about Water Regulations

Posted August 15, 2013 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials recently met with farmers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to listen...