Industry News 9/20/18

September 20, 2018

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s comments urging Congress to pass an immigration bill are summarized in “Perdue: Congress must shield farmers from 'shadows of illegality' on labor,” from Politico.

Interior’s Sue and Settle Order Exposes Secret Settlements with Activists,” provides details on the U.S. Department of Interior’s order to open any public deals to public scrutiny, published by American Farm Bureau.

President Trump has proclaimed September 17 to September 23 as National Farm Safety and Health Week to recognize American farmers, ranchers, and foresters for their contribution to job creation, the economy, and protecting the environment for future generations.

FDA’s planned enforcement of the 2016 Veterinary Feed Directive is described in “Food animal veterinarians, producers and feed mills should prepare for enhanced FDA enforcement.”

Debbie Murdock, executive director of the Association of California Egg Farmers, provided a commentary, “ Why Prop 12 hurts farmers and consumers,” published in the San Diego Union Tribune.

September is Food Safety Education Month.  Click here for videos, graphics, messaging and other resources compiled by Food Safety News.

USPOULTRY is accepting nominations for the 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.  Learn more about the awards in this press release.  Applications are due October 1.