President Joe Biden kept his promise to immediately send an immigration proposal to Congress. But it’s not clear how high it will be on his list of legislative priorities, and two key Republicans say they doubt any large immigration bill can even pass the Senate, which is split 50-50.
The Food and Drug Administration is pushing back against a Memorandum of Understanding released Tuesday and designed to divide regulatory authority over genetically-engineered animals between USDA and FDA.
The Agriculture Department proposes to take over the Food and Drug Administration's oversight of gene-altered animals, a potential victory for livestock groups seeking to speed approval of genetic modifications.
The Trump administration is acting to remove another regulatory barrier to agricultural biotechnology by proposing to streamline EPA's oversight of pest-resistant plants. But there's little sign of progress on reforms to FDA’s regulation of gene-edited animals.
Tim Hammerich joined Cogent Consulting and Communications as senior director of strategic communications and Scott Horsfall retires from the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA).