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Colorado May Vote on GMO Food Labeling in 2014

Posted December 5, 2013   Colorado could be the next state to vote on labeling rules for genetically modified (GMO) food,...

Hagen Moves to Food Safety Consulting after Leaving USDA

Posted December 5, 2013   Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, former USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, will joint Deloitte & Touche LLP...

SD New Raw Milk Rules Effective Dec. 11

Posted December 4, 2013   Raw milk produced in South Dakota will be regulated under new rules beginning December 11, 2013,...

Jensens Assign Lawsuit to Victims of Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

Posted December 4, 2013   Eric and Ryan Jensen have agreed to assign their lawsuit against PrimusLabs to the victims of...

Resource Guide Assists Military Veterans Interested in Farming

Posted December 4, 2013   A resource guide developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Farmer Veteran Coalition...

DOJ and Meat Packers Settle Suit over Cattle Mistreatment

Posted December 3, 2013   The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that a California meat packer, Westland Meat Co., and...

Almond Industry Seeks Exemption from FSMA Rule

Posted December 3, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an exemption from the Food Safety Modernization Act...

COOL Lawsuit Oral Arguments Scheduled

Posted December 3, 2013   The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), defendant-intervenor in a lawsuit challenging the USDA’s Country of Origin...

Farm Bill Work Continues, Agreement Possible

Posted December 2, 2013   While farm bill negotiators failed to meet a self-imposed deadline of reaching a framework for a...

USDA Announces Grants for Value-Added Agriculture

Posted December 2, 2013   UDSA recently announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in grants to help agricultural producers enter...

Wind Energy Company Agrees to Pay $1 Million in Fines

December 2, 2013   A wind energy company has pleaded guilty to killing birds in violation of the federal Migratory Bird...

USDA Official Warns Lack of a Farm Bill Will Damage Export Programs

Posted November 27, 2013   The lack of a long-term farm bill is threatening foreign trade programs which have contributed to...

Bill to Soften FDA Menu Labeling Proposal

Posted November 27, 2013   Senators recently introduced legislation that would ease proposed FDA menu labeling requirements for pizza delivery restaurants,...

Farm Credit Drops Proposal for Non-Ag Lending

Posted November 26, 2013   The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) recently dropped a proposed rule that would have authorized companies within...

Drone Technology May Be Next Step in Precision Agriculture

Posted November 26, 2013   The use of drone technology in agriculture has recently become a topic of interest at universities...

Groups to Sue Iowa Hog Operation over Manure Spills

Posted November 25, 2013   After a manure spill earlier this month at one of Iowa’s largest hog operations, a coalition...

USDA Announces Grants to Help Schools Buy Local Food

Posted November 25, 2013   USDA announced grants for 71 projects over 42 states and the District of Columbia to connect...

Lawsuit Challenges MN “Cottage Foods” Restrictions

Posted November 25, 2013   A Minnesota business owner recently filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s “cottage foods” law, according to...

Raw Milk Producer Sues Oregon Ag Dept. Over Advertising Ban

Posted November 22, 2013   An Oregon dairy owner recently filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state Department of...

Farm Bill Talks Break Down as Deadline Looms

Posted November 22, 2013   Farm bill negotiations broke down on Thursday and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) said...