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WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering new regulations for foods labeled (healthy) in light of changing scientific thinking about fats and the types of vitamins and minerals that consumers most need.
We all know that
access to clean water is critical for personal health. What is not as
immediately apparent is how essential access to a consistent supply of water is
to the economic vitality of our rural communities.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The first presidential debate
is in the books. Donald Trump had some of his strongest moments in the debate's
first 20 minutes as he went after Hillary Clinton repeatedly on trade policy
and accused her of flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2016 - Lawmakers are eager to get home to campaign but first have to take care of some critical unfinished business this week, starting with a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running after the new fiscal year starts on Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 25, 2016 - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has renewed a cooperative agreement with the FDA related to the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
BALTIMORE, Sept. 22, 2016 - It turns out that millennials, perhaps the most important generation in terms of retail sales, are big consumers of organic food and other products, according to new study results announced today by the Organic Trade Association.
Sept. 23, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration acted illegally
when it imposed new safety requirements on fertilizer dealers without giving
them a chance to comment, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Just 10 days after the U.S. announced a trade dispute challenging China's domestic corn, wheat, and rice price supports, China on Friday announced anti-dumping duties on U.S. dried distiller's grains (DDGS).
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 22, 2016 - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) opened its 2016 annual meeting today by calling for the federal government to allow the states to play a greater role in policymaking in the next administration.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - In what could be his final appearance on Capitol Hill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the farm economy as basically sound but appealed for flexibility from Congress to aid dairy producers and other struggling sectors.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The water resources
bill that the Senate recently passed on a near-unanimous vote of 95-3 also
includes a states-first approach for regulating the disposal and recycling of coal
ash, a measure strongly opposed by environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 - Long-time carbon-pricing advocate Bill McKibben insists that putting a steadily increasing price on carbon emissions is essential but won't be enough to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Ed Hamberger, President and CEO of the American Association of Railroads. In this week's interview Hamberger discusses the longstanding relationships between agriculture, railroads and feeding the world. But the industry is facing economic and regulatory challenges that could negatively affect the rail industry and its customers. The AAR supports expanded global trade through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is hopeful a new Congress can bring needed change to corporate tax laws.