The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration will share regulatory oversight of cell-cultured meat products, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said today.
Farm bill negotiators are struggling to work out deals on forestry regulations, commodity program eligibility rules and other issues with a goal of finalizing an agreement that Congress can vote on before adjourning in December.
In what they are calling a “first-of-its-kind partnership,” the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Corn Growers Association are joining forces to help farmers and rural communities meet the pressing challenge of protecting the environment while maximizing productivity and profit.
According to a new government report, E.coli 0157 illnesses during the 1998-2016 time period were most often linked to vegetable row crops and beef while salmonella illnesses came from a wide variety of sources.
Of the 155 state ballot measures decided in last week’s elections, California’s Proposition 12, which sets new animal confinement rules, could turn out to have the greatest national impact for both farmers and consumers.