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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Senate Approved $214 Billion Appropriations Minibus

November 7, 2019

Last week, the Senate voted 84-9 to approve the $214 billion “domestic” appropriations minibus. The package includes funding for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug …

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November Could be a Big Month for Trade Policy

November 7, 2019

November could see at least three major developments in the ongoing trade policy wars. First, the Trump administration and Chinese state media are hopeful that President Trump and President Xi Jinping may sign a “phase …

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USDA Will Purchase More Eggs, Egg Products

October 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy up to $20 million of eggs and egg products through “Section 32,” a longstanding purchase program, department officials announced at UEP’s Annual Conference. Jennifer Porter, deputy administrator of …

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Poultry Grading Fee Overview

October 3, 2019

USDA Bulletin USDA, AMS, Livestock & Poultry Program (L&P) rates for poultry grading services will increase October 1, 2019, as listed in a May 1, 2019, Federal Register notice.  Scheduled (resident) grading will be $62 …

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