Whether it’s the FDA tightening control over produce safety as it implements the Food Safety Modernization Act or the Interior Department’s policies on cattle grazing, farmers and ranchers can get caught up in complex regulations written by agencies that often don’t understand agriculture the way USDA does.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13, 2017 – FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says his agency is “taking a step back” to “reset” certain aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act to make sure the law is sustainable in the long run and feasible for states to implement.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 - Feed mills, grain processors and other facilities involved in supplying animal feed. including corn ethanol plants, face upcoming compliance dates for regulations intended to prevent spread of toxins, pathogens and other sources of contamination.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 - Two veterans of national regulations affecting agriculture told a dairy industry conference this week not to count on a quick end to unhelpful rules affecting the farm sector.
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2017 - The Senate this week takes up two of President Trump’s nominees who are critical to agriculture, his picks for Food and Drug Administration commissioner and U.S. trade representative.
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 – Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said at his confirmation hearing today he is receptive to the idea of extending the deadline for food manufacturers to make changes to the Nutrition Facts panel.
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 - State agencies that are beginning to implement new produce safety and other standards required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will need a lot more money in fiscal 2018...