The Federal Trade Commission and 10 state attorneys general have sued Syngenta Crop Protection and Corteva for paying distributors to block competitors from selling "cheaper generic products" to farmers.
Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux told lawmakers Thursday that he would give "due consideration" to an Equity Commission recommendation to study replacing FSA's county committee system, but he said the local panels are “integral” to the agency’s delivery of programs.
The White House hunger and nutrition conference is in the books. Now, the question is how much of the White House food strategy will be put into practice - and what it will mean for the ag and food sectors.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed back Wednesday against criticism of the White House hunger conference from key Republicans on Capitol Hill and touted more than $8 billion in private sector commitments to address hunger and nutrition needs.
EPA has decided against regulating the use of pesticide-treated seeds under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, but the agency is looking into whether the seeds are being sold and used in ways that violate existing restrictions.
The Food and Drug Administration is reworking its 28-year-old definition of “healthy” foods to allow fish, nuts and many other items to qualify for the label, if they provide meaningful amounts of the products people are supposed to eat under federal dietary guidelines.