Short-Term Funding Ends Government Shutdown

January 29, 2019

The federal government is open again, at least until mid-February.  President Trump agreed to a short-term funding bill that contained no money for a border wall.  House and Senate negotiators will try to put together …

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Shutdown Affects Nutrition, Other USDA and FDA Programs

January 24, 2019

USDA’s nutrition assistance programs are operating but will run out of money in the coming weeks and months if the shutdown continues. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps) paid February benefits in …

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USDA Shut Down, Essential Activities Continue

January 10, 2019

The partial federal government shutdown could end any day or continue for some time.  Although the USDA is primarily shut down, several USDA functions that are important to the egg industry do continue. Inspection activities …

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USDA, FDA Agree on Lab-Grown Meat Oversight

November 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration reached agreement on how lab-grown meat and similar products should be regulated, the agencies announced. In a joint statement, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue …

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Agencies Provide Details on Rule-Making Plans

October 25, 2018

Federal agencies provided a roadmap for their regulatory actions in the coming months, as part of the government’s regular Unified Regulatory Agenda.  Several of the planned regulations are important to the egg and egg products …

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