CFTC nominees confirmed

April 7, 2022

The Senate confirmed four nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): Christy Goldsmith Romero, Kristin N. Johnson, Summer Kristine Mersinger, and Caroline D. Pham. The normally five-member commission had recently been down to two …

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UEP: School breakfasts should have protein

April 7, 2022

School breakfasts should all offer a protein food, as recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, UEP said in comments filed with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). FNS is preparing to write new regulations …

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UEP Joins in amicus brief for Sackett WOTUS lawsuit

April 7, 2022

UEP has joined with 12 other agricultural organizations in a brief to the Supreme Court in the Sackett case involving what are Waters of the US (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  That brief …

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Permitting during HPAI

April 7, 2022

The permitting process is an essential component that must be tackled to move forward in an HPAI outbreak. If a farm is positive or located in a control zone, permits will be required for any …

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Vilsack details nutrition security measures

March 24, 2022

In a speech at Columbia University, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack laid out a vision of nutrition security and the Agriculture Department’s actions to promote the concept. Vilsack contrasted nutrition security to food security, which …

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