Next Coronavirus relief package

October 8, 2020

Last week, House Democrats released a revised HEROS Act, reducing the total coronavirus relief package to $2.2 trillion. While the White House has sought to keep the price tag at $1.5 trillion and even lower …

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FDA to hold virtual meeting on traceability rule proposal

October 8, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be holding a series of three virtual one-day public meetings to discuss the recently released proposed rule “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.” The purpose …

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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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Food Safety Advisory Council holds virtual meeting

September 24, 2020

The UEP Food Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) held a virtual meeting on September 17, with 18 of the 20 council members in attendance. The producer members shared concerns that “keep them up at night” and …

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