Washington DC Updates

May 5, 2022

Biden proposes $500 million to address food shortages related to the Ukraine crisis On April 28, the Biden Administration sent Congress a $33 billion supplemental spending request to address the ongoing Russian conflict in Ukraine. …

Read More

Dietary Guidelines revision kicks off

May 5, 2022

The federal government began the process of revising the Dietary Guidelines for Americans by releasing a draft set of scientific questions,  and public comments will be taken until May 16. UEP will file comments, as …

Read More

UEP joins other groups; requests SEC extend comment period on rule requiring reporting of climate emissions

May 5, 2022

UEP joined with 117 national and state agricultural groups in a letter asking for a 180-day extension of the comment period on a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule published in the Federal …

Read More

EPA to implement CAFO inspections in PA pending funding for farmer assistance

April 21, 2022

On April 18, US EPA announced a two-stage Clean Water Act inspection plan for Pennsylvania, taking effect in 90 days, to support more aggressive adoption of nutrient loss reduction practices by the state’s farmers in …

Read More

CFTC nominees confirmed

April 7, 2022

The Senate confirmed four nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): Christy Goldsmith Romero, Kristin N. Johnson, Summer Kristine Mersinger, and Caroline D. Pham. The normally five-member commission had recently been down to two …

Read More

For video, photos and other resources, view Resources.

For media inquiries or
interview requests, contact Hinda Mitchell.