Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations classified as “large” would be phased out by 2040 under a bill Sen. Cory Booker announced on Monday. The legislation would also restore country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork and add COOL requirements for dairy products.
Advocates of plant-based diets, including several people who claimed they had improved their health significantly by adopting them, showed up in force Thursday to make the case that the federal government should radically modify its nutritional advice.
For farmers and ranchers living under the uncertainty of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule, this year could bring relief to an ongoing state of regulatory confusion. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers are reviewing over 600,000 public comments on a revised definition of WOTUS that aims to replace the detrimental 2015 rule.
Agricultural groups seeking to limit EPA’s jurisdiction over groundwater under the Clean Water Act are looking to a Supreme Court case for relief, but new developments in Hawaii could nix that opportunity.
The Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration have completed an agreement to share regulatory jurisdiction over cell-based food products, but the language still needs to be implemented before the goods can be sold.
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s plans to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list drew praise from ranchers and condemnation from environmental groups, who say they will take legal action to retain federal protection.
Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in our seven-part in-depth editorial series where we look ahead at “Farm & Food 2040.” This story focuses on the changing consumer expectations for food and how that’s impacting many aspects of the value chain of the present and future.