The timetable for moving a fast-track trade negotiating bill may be slipping amid a disagreement between Senate Republicans and Democrats over the terms of the legislation.
Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch said he likely canðt move the bill until after the Easter
Agri-Pulse Audio Web Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts said he plans a bipartisan overhaul of federal nutrition requirements so that poor or rural school districts as well as wealthy, urban ones can meet the meal standards.
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would force employers to use the E-Verify system to ensure their workers can legally work in the Untied States, a requirement that farmers fear could snag their workers.
The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of fiscal 2015, ending an attempt by conservatives to use the agencyðs spending bill to block President Obamaðs executive actions on immigration.
Sodium limits for schools would be frozen at their current limits and a whole grain requirement would be cut in half under proposed legislation that school nutrition directors will be lobbying Congress this week to pass.
After fits and starts, the Agriculture Department is finally on track to overhaul the way it inspects poultry and start the inspection of catfish. So far, just over 40 plants that slaughter chickens or turkeys have signed up for a new program, first conceived in the Clinton adminis