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“Natural” Disappearing from Food Labels

  • November 11, 2013

Posted November 11, 2013   Some food companies are dropping their “natural” or “all natural” labels due to uncertainty about the...

New Hampshire Legislature Considers GMO Labeling Bill

  • November 11, 2013

Posted November 11, 2013   The New Hampshire state legislature is currently considering a bill that would require labeling for genetically...

NALC Resource: Crop Insurance Arbitration Guide

  • November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013   Crop insurance policies normally require arbitration as the course of action required for a producer who...

FDA to Ban Trans Fats

  • November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a preliminary determination that “trans fats” or...

Senate Names Conferees for Water Resources Bill

  • November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013   This week, the U.S. Senate named the legislators who will negotiate and reconcile the Water Resources...

Florida Aquaculture Advocates Call for Plan to Protect Apalachicola Bay

  • November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013   Florida seafood dealers have asked the state to develop a comprehensive plan for managing and restoring...

USDA Announces Final Rule on Import Regulations for “Mad Cow Disease”

  • November 8, 2013

November 8, 2013   The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced a final rule that will align...

New YouTube Channel Focuses on Agriculture Safety

  • November 7, 2013

Posted November 7, 2013   Agriculture safety is the focus of a new YouTube channel, U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers,...

Appeals Court Denies FDA Request to Delay FSMA Rules

  • November 7, 2013

Posted November 7, 2013   The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) request to...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

  • November 7, 2013

Posted November 7, 2013   The mayor of Kauai, Hawaii, Bernard Carvalho Jr., recently announced his decision to veto Bill 2491,...

WA Early Results Show Defeat of GMO Food Labeling Initiative

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   Early results of Washington state’s food labeling initiative, which would have required labels for foods and...

Tenth Circuit Issues Injunction, Halts Horse Slaughterhouse Plans

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   The U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit has issued a temporary injunction, halting plans by...

Maine Bill to Stop the Use of Certain Pesticides

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   A bill which would put a moratorium on the use of a certain type of pesticide...

Country of Origin Labeling Divides Groups in Farm Bill Debate

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   Lawmakers involved in the farm bill conference are hearing a heated debate over USDA’s Country of...

King Promotes Amendment in Farm Bill Debates

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Representative Steve King (R-IA), one of the conferees negotiating the farm bill is pushing for the...

Groups Voice Concern over Chinese Biotech Issues

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Several agricultural exporters and farm groups recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael...

Ranchers Hope to Add Beef to “Fresh From Florida” Campaign

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Ranchers in Florida hope to add beef to the “Fresh From Florida” marketing campaign offered by...

Slow Growth of U.S. Agricultural Exports to the EU

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Over the last ten years, growth of U.S. agricultural exports to the European Union (EU) has...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

NALC Resource: Center Publications

  • November 1, 2013

Posted November 1, 2013   Research publications are a vital part of the National Agricultural Law Center’s mission to conduct objective,...