House approves CR to avoid government shutdown

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the House voted 359-57 to approve a Continuing Resolution to extend current appropriations through December 11. The vote comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin finalized a last-minute deal …

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EPA agriculture advisory committee

September 24, 2020

EPA recently reestablished the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC), a federal advisory body that provides counsel and advice to the EPA Administrator on agricultural and rural matters. The FRRCC has 30 members from …

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FDA proposed traceability rule includes shell eggs

September 24, 2020

On September 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The FDA also published a draft “Food Traceability List,” which describes the foods …

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Shell eggs, dried egg products now eligible for CFAP payments

September 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) added shell eggs and dried egg products to the list of commodities eligible for payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). USDA had previously made liquid and frozen …

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Senate fails to pass COVID-19 bill

September 10, 2020

The Senate voted, 52-47, on the approximately $650 billion COVID-19 relief package on Thursday, falling short of the 60 votes needed. The Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act would have …

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