Railroad companies and workers reach tentative deal

September 15, 2022

The Department of Labor has officially announced that thirteen rail unions and the nation’s largest rail carriers have reached a tentative agreement, after negotiations went into the early hours of Thursday morning. Although the agreement …

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Ag trade nomination of McKalip moves forward

September 15, 2022

The Senate Finance Committee approved the nomination of Doug McKalip as Chief Agricultural Negotiator by a vote of 27-0. Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) said, “Doug McKalip is a strong choice to take on these …

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 signed into law

September 1, 2022

On August 16, President Biden signed the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. The bill includes an additional $18 billion for existing Farm Bill conservation programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives …

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USDA releases proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards

September 1, 2022

USDA released the proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards on August 5. UEP staff is working with its producer leadership to define UEP’s position on this rule and submit comments, due on October 11. This …

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Washington D.C Appropriations update

August 3, 2022

On July 28, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its twelve FY23 appropriations bills. The nearly $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 appropriations package includes the appropriations bill for the USDA and FDA, which provides discretionary funding …

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