Hearing Set on FDA Nominee

November 21, 2019

President Trump’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration goes before a Senate committee this week. Stephen M. Hahn’s nomination as commissioner is not expected to generate major controversy. Hahn is a chief medical …

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EPA Seeks Nominations for Federal Advisory Committee

November 21, 2019

The US EPA announced earlier this month that it will be reconstituting its Federal Advisory Committee on agricultural issues, and is asking for nominations for committee members. The Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) …

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Congress Extends Funding for FY 2019

November 21, 2019

This week, the House introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to extend funding for fiscal year (FY) 2019 through December 20 to prevent a government shutdown. The House and Senate will pass the measure and send …

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Gates Named New Director of the Egg Industry Center

November 21, 2019

Richard Gates has been named director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. A professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign since 2008, Gates previously served 24 years …

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USDA Publishes Hemp Rule

November 7, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced new rules to allow the cultivation of hemp. Legalized in the 2018 farm bill, hemp is the same species as marijuana but has less than 0.3 percent by weight …

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