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Canada Requests WTO Review of Country of Origin Labeling Law

  • August 20, 2013

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

  • August 19, 2013

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

  • August 19, 2013

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

  • August 19, 2013

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

  • August 16, 2013

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

  • August 16, 2013

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

  • August 16, 2013

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

  • August 16, 2013

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

  • August 15, 2013

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

  • August 15, 2013

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

  • August 15, 2013

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

  • August 15, 2013

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

Brazil’s Largest Soybean Cooperative Ends Lawsuit Against Monsanto

  • August 14, 2013

This article posted August 14, 2013 Brazil’s largest soybean cooperative, Aprosoja, has agreed to end a lawsuit against Monsanto in exchange...

WTO Rules in Favor of U.S. in Poultry Dispute

  • August 13, 2013

Posted August 13, 2013 On Aug. 2, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report in favor of the United...

USDA Extends Comment Period for Mechanically Tenderized Meat

  • August 12, 2013

Posted August 12, 2013 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced an extension of the comment period for a proposed rule,...

Comment Period Extended for Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations

  • August 12, 2013

Posted August 12, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially extended the comment period for the proposed rules,...

EPA Announces Changes to 2013 Biofuel Requirement

  • August 9, 2013

Posted August 9, 2013 On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its yearly requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),...

Vilsack Says Farm Bill Limbo Risks WTO Sanctions

  • August 8, 2013

Posted:  August 8, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced that without a new farm bill, the United States will stop...

USDA Announces Emergency Assistance to Ranchers

  • August 7, 2013

Posted: August 7, 2013 In response to continued severe drought conditions in certain areas of the country, USDA’s Farm Service...

Florida Appellate Court Awards Former Hog Farmer $505,000 Over Confinement Amendment

  • July 30, 2013

Posted: July 30, 2013 In terms of farm animal confinement laws, Florida is where it all began, when it passed a...