USDA starts signup for pandemic livestock indemnity

July 22, 2021

The USDA has begun accepting applications for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP). This program compensates producers for animals that were euthanized during the pandemic. The department’s Farm Service Agency said the program will help …

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Food labeling language in appropriations

July 8, 2021

The House Committee on Appropriations approved its Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The budget outlines a wide array of discretionary spending priorities that total around $26.55 …

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Organic livestock and poultry rule to return

July 8, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the USDA will re-issue a regulation on organic livestock and poultry practices that was withdrawn by the Trump administration. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) sued USDA over the …

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Supreme Court rejects CA Proposition 12 lawsuit

July 8, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the North American Meat Institutes (NAMI’s) petition seeking a review of California’s Proposition 12. The law, which stipulates housing requirements for sows, veal calves, and laying hens, bans the sale …

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A new WOTUS rule in the works; is it déjà vu?

June 17, 2021

The Biden Administration announced last week that EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a South Carolina federal district court’s approval to withdraw the ‘waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule created in …

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