USDA nominee for Marketing and Regulatory Programs highlights importance of animal health

July 22, 2021

On July 15, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing for the nomination of Jennifer Moffitt to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs within the USDA. …

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Rockefeller report cites “True Cost of Food”

July 22, 2021

A new report from the Rockefeller Foundation says that the “true cost” of food in the United States is at least three times what consumers now spend. The report claims that on top of $1.1 …

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APHIS announces senior leadership changes

July 22, 2021

Kevin Shea, APHIS administrator, announced senior leadership changes, effective August 1. Dr. Rosemary Sifford is named Veterinary Services (VS) next Deputy Administrator and Chief Veterinary Officer and Dr. Alecia Naugle as VS’ Associate Deputy Administrator. …

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Reporting avian flu will change…eventually

July 22, 2021

Revisions to the World Animal Health Organization’s (OIE) chapter on avian influenza will mean fewer low-pathogenic outbreaks will have to be reported. Still, little may change initially because the United States will continue to observe existing …

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UEA Further Processors comment on CDFA Prop 12 regs

July 22, 2021

Regulations to implement California’s Proposition 12 need to be clarified on multiple points, according to comments filed by the Further Processors Division of the United Egg Association. The comments point out several ambiguities concerning how …

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