Pat Roberts officially became chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, making him the first lawmaker to chair both that panel and its House counterpart.
The Kansas Republican said he will use the position to attack EPA regulations while also working on reauthorizing child nutrition programs a
The new chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is pledging to take on the Obama administration over the proposed Clean Water Act rule and its enforcement of the Endangered Species Act
Special safety labels won't be required for mechanically tenderized meat until at least 2018 after the Obama administration failed to finalize the regulation in time for it to take effect earlier. The labeling rule, which is expected to provide detailed cooking instructions for the meat, had to be
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to ease recordkeeping requirements for cattle being moved across state lines while ensuring that federal or state inspectors have access to information they need during a disease outbreak.
USDA is demanding that processors label raw poultry and meat products more clearly to ensure consumers are aware of added saltwater and other solutions. A final rule to be published in the Federal Register will require labels to include the percentage of added solution and the individual ingredient