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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...

King Promotes Amendment in Farm Bill Debates

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013 Farm Bill May Help SD Ranchers Affected by Blizzard

Posted November 1, 2013   USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse was shocked by the damage of an early October blizzard, which...

Farm Bill Conference Targets COOL for Repeal

Posted October 31, 2013   Members of the farm bill conference committee are looking to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling...

USDA Releases Humane Handling Guidance

Posted October 31, 2013   USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released an advance notice for a new guidance on...

Today: First Meeting for 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee

Posted October 30, 2013   The long-awaited first meeting of the 2013 farm bill conference committee will take place today, October...

Allens Vegetable Canning Company Files for Bankruptcy

Posted October 30, 2013   Allens Inc., a company that makes canned and frozen vegetables, filed a Chapter 11 petition for...

Farm Tax Proposal Causes Concern

Posted October 30, 2013   A proposal making its rounds in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee would require all...

FDA Releases Proposed Animal Feed Safety Rule

Posted October 29, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a proposed rule under the Food Safety...