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IDFA concerned about Farm Bill

Pressure is growing on the Republican-led House of Representatives to pass its version of the 2012 Farm Bill after the Senate approved its version in late June.


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No-cost sugar policy garners praise

The Senate Agriculture Committee has won the praise of the sugar industry for its proposal to continue a no-cost sugar policy in the Farm Bill.


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FSMA guidance lag time cause for concern

Eighteen food industry groups sent a formal request to FDA to issue guidance as soon as possible concerning the timeline for enforcement of the new provisions under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Unlikely allies press Obama to approve food safety rules

Food industry groups have joined forces with consumer advocates to press the Obama Administration to approve new food safety rules.


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FMI says poultry study is flawed

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has taken issue with a survey released by an advocacy group that purported to find half the chicken products marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets to be contaminated with feces.


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New safeguards for E. coli

Under a new USDA policy, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will launch traceback investigations earlier when the Agency finds E. coli O157:H7 through its routine sampling program.


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Farm Bill sent to Senate for debate

The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved the 2012 Farm Bill and sent it to the Senate floor for debate.


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Farm Bill delay stifles dairy investment

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Anti-tax groups voice concerns on Farm Bill’s dairy program

The proposed Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP) is proving to be among the more contentious issues surrounding the 2012 Farm Bill, now being assembled in Congress.


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Poultry carcass inspection change draws protest

Protesting government meat inspectors, including some dressed in chicken suits, picketed Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington in early April to focus attention on a shift in USDA poultry inspection regulations.


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