Articles Tagged with ''legislation''

Regulatory Watch

Majority of Americans think Fed should stay out of milk pricing

January 7, 2013

When the 2012 Farm Bill stalled in the US House of Representatives this fall, dairy processors doubled down in their opposition to a key provision—the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, under which the government could act to keep milk prices from falling below certain levels.


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Fueled by trade missions and free trade agreements, US ag exports expected to grow

January 7, 2013

USDA projects US agricultural exports will surge to $145 billion in 2013, up from $96.3 billion in 2009.


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Dairy Industry

Congress passes Farm Bill extension, avoids increase in milk prices

The extension prevented a reversion to legislation from 1949
January 2, 2013
The extension prevented a reversion to legislation from 1949.
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Legislation

Farm bill on its last legs according to IDFA

The most likely scenario is an extension of the current bill
December 21, 2012
The most likely scenario is an extension of the current bill.
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Improved outlook for Farm Bill?

December 5, 2012

The 2012 election has maintained the status quo in Washington, which may slightly improve the outlook for passage of the Farm Bill in the lame duck session of Congress.


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Trade

ASA urges Senate to vote yes on Russia PNTR bill

Yes vote would normalize trade relations
December 4, 2012
The bill would graduate Russia from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 and establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with the country.
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Genetically Engineered Foods

Just Label It urges Congress to remove biotech rider from Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Provision would grant temporary permits to farmers of genetically engineered foods
December 4, 2012

Farm Bill indecision hurts

November 7, 2012
Food producers expressed strong disappointment when Congress adjourned without completing work on the new Farm Bill.
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Cattlemen battle drought

November 7, 2012
The summer’s drought made it harder for cattlemen to meet tough clean air standards.
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TECH FLASH

Is nut butter recall a sign of an endemic problem at FDA?

October 5, 2012
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says FDA has not been keeping up with implementing FSMA rules.
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