WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 – The Department of Agriculture is planning to withdraw an interim final rule from the Obama administration that would have set proof of harm standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
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, Sept. 13, 2017 – A cadre of organic supporters is suing the Department of Agriculture over a decision to delay implementation of the organic animal welfare standards rule finalized in the final days of the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 - On Tuesday, the National Pork Producers Council delivered a petition to the Department of Transportation requesting livestock haulers be exempted from Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules dictating allowable hours of service.
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2017 - The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to reconsider its decision finding that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations should report their air emissions. But that’s likely not the end of the matter.