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Federal Court Dismisses HSUS Lawsuit over Pork Slogan Sale

  • September 30, 2013

Posted September 30, 2013   A U.S. District Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United...

USDA Will Not Investigate GMO Alfalfa Contamination

  • September 27, 2013

Posted September 27, 2013   USDA will not investigate the detection of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s non-GMO...

“Monsanto Rider” Will Expire, Not Included in Senate CR

  • September 26, 2013

Posted September 26, 2013   A controversial legislative rider, which allows farmers to keep growing a genetically modified (GM) crop while...

USDA Designates Primary Natural Disaster Areas in Texas

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17,  2013   The USDA has designated four counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to damages...

Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in COOL Lawsuit

  • September 11, 2013

Posted September 11, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction...

Report: Conservation Practices Reduce Sediment and Nutrient Runoff

  • September 11, 2013

Posted September 11, 2013   A new report released by USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) shows significant reductions in the...

Report: USDA Overpaid Farmers by $20.3 Million

  • September 5, 2013

Posted September 5, 2013   According to a report released by USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), USDA made 239 “high-dollar”...

USDA Releases Report on Methods for Quantifying GHG Emissions and Removals

  • September 4, 2013

Posted September 4, 2013   USDA has released a report containing methods for quantifying entity-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals...

FNS Publishes Final Rule Revising the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

  • August 30, 2013

Posted August 30, 2013 The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a final rule revising the Food Distribution Program on...

FSIS Announces Changes to Salmonella Verification Sampling Program

  • August 29, 2013

Posted August 29, 2013 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced changes to its procedures for Salmonellaverification sampling...

RMA Clarifies Prevented Planting Standards for Crop Insurance Coverage

  • August 28, 2013

Posted August 28, 2013 USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a Special Provision statement to clarify acreage eligible for prevented...

Letter to USDA: Improve Oversight of GMO Field Trials

  • August 27, 2013

Posted August 27, 2013 Over 150 farm and food businesses and organizations signed a letter calling for USDA to improve its...

GIPSA Releases Final Rule on Weighing; Feed and Swine Contractors

  • August 26, 2013

Posted August 26, 2013 USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has released a final rule on “Weighing; Feed and...

Federal Court Allows Groups to Intervene in Support of COOL

  • August 26, 2013

Posted August 26, 2013 On August 20, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order granting...

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Issues Two Marketing Order Final Rules

  • August 23, 2013

Posted August 23, 2013 USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently issued two marketing order final rules affecting cranberry and avocado...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

  • August 22, 2013

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

  • August 22, 2013

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

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

  • August 21, 2013

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

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)...

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...