The Department of Agriculture plans to withdraw another Obama administration regulation impacting the livestock industry, this time choosing to pull language setting animal welfare standards in organic agriculture.
Senate Republicans look to move their tax bill as soon as this week over broad opposition from Democrats, who argue that the GOP's top legislative priority would be a giveaway to corporations and the rich.
The Trump administration is further delaying new animal-welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry production, and USDA officials are raising concerns about the legal and economic justification for the regulations developed under the Obama administration.
In a move welcomed by farm and biotech groups but met with wariness by food safety and organic advocates, USDA has decided to take another stab at biotech regulations, withdrawing a proposed rule that mostly pleased no one.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2017 - The National Organic Standards Board on Wednesday rejected a proposal to prohibit hydroponics in organic production, as defined by the board’s subcommittee on crops, disappointing growers who want organic certification restricted to crops grown in soil.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - Organic farming advocates, including the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic grain distributors and university extension programs, are taking steps to reduce organic fraud, including new traceability methods, and create a more robust U.S. organic grain supply.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – A cadre of organic supporters is suing the Department of Agriculture over a decision to delay implementation of the organic animal welfare standards rule finalized in the final days of the Obama administration.
Morgan, Minn., Aug. 3, 2017 – House Agriculture Committee members left a farm bill listening session with a laundry list of expectations and a better idea of what a group of producers expect out of the legislation.