McDonald’s Announces Cage-Free Progress

April 18, 2019

McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant company, recently announced­­ it is about one-third of the way toward meeting its 100% cage-free egg goal by 2025.  In a widely publicized public relations campaign, the company also released …

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Dietary Guidelines Committee Holds First Session

April 4, 2019

The scientists who will develop the next round of official dietary guidance held their first meeting last week amid promises by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enhance transparency and scientific rigor in writing the …

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Gottlieb Signals “Healthy” Rule Ahead

April 4, 2019

Nearing his departure date, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said his agency was preparing a regulation to modify the definition of “healthy” when the term is used on food labels. He also confirmed …

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Disaster Assistance Stalls Again

April 4, 2019

On Monday, the Senate voted down two disaster relief packages; one drafted by Senate Republicans and another House-passed bill. Democrats argued that the Senate-drafted bill, which included $600 million for Puerto Rico, did not include …

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House Judiciary Schedules Ag Immigration Hearing

April 4, 2019

This week, the House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing to address the ongoing lack of a reliable workforce for production agriculture and ag processing.  The Committee continues to hear from organizations including UEP that the …

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