USDA’s regulatory reform officer told Capitol Hill lawmakers Tuesday that the department has identified about 140 regulations as “possible options” for revision or repeal. Although she did not identify them, she said a “significant number” will be published in the fall Unified Regulatory Agenda that should appear any day now, if history is any guide.
A USDA spokesman dismissed ethics concerns raised in a New York Times article about a meeting the head of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force had in May with members of the Southern Crop Production Association (SCPA), a CropLife America affiliate, and Kellie Bray, CLA's senior director of government affairs.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 - Don’t substitute guidance for rulemaking, and get federal agencies to work better together, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was told at a regulatory reform listening session held in the department’s Whitten building Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – The last 10 years have seen “a remarkable rise in cost and the time it takes to approve” new agricultural innovations, at least in part because of added regulatory constraints, Illinois farmer Mark Scholl, chairman of the Farm Foundation board, told a forum on food and agricultural regulations here today.
WASHINGTON – May 10, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hit the ground running in his first two weeks on the job, meeting with President Trump in the White House, traveling to Kansas, Iowa and Arkansas and working on his subcabinet nominees.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 - The EPA is about to get a new administrator. The Senate is expected today to approve Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA after he cleared a key procedural hurdle yesterday.