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USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Biofuel

Posted November 13, 2013   USDA recently announced an award of almost $10 million to a consortium of academic, industry and...

Country of Origin Labeling Webinar/CLE on Nov. 14

Posted November 12, 2013   The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar, “COOL or Not-So-COOL: Overview and Discussion of...

Farm Bill Provision Could Hide Farm Locations from Public

Posted November 12, 2013   The farm bill conference is currently considering a provision that would prohibit the government from disclosing...

USDA Projects Record Corn Crop and Milk Production

Posted November 12, 2013   USDA is projecting a record corn crop and record milk production for 2013 and 2014, according...

PA Bill to Provide Sales Tax Exemption to Timber Companies

Posted November 12, 2013   A bill, which would amend the Pennsylvania tax code to exempt timber companies from paying sales...

APHIS Action on Biotech Varieties

Posted November 11, 2013   USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently published two biotechnology reglulatory actions for a Monsanto...

“Natural” Disappearing from Food Labels

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

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

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

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

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

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   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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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