Cornerstone 2021 agriculture outlook

November 19, 2020

After nearly a week of awaiting election results, former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared President-Elect. Democrats will likely retain control of the House, although with a narrowed majority, and the Senate will await …

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$2.8 Million Fine Levied Against Horse Racing Facility

October 8, 2020

EPA reached an agreement this week with the owners of a New Orleans horse racing facility to settle claims that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by discharging animal wastes and process wastewater into …

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FDA to hold virtual meeting on traceability rule proposal

October 8, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be holding a series of three virtual one-day public meetings to discuss the recently released proposed rule “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.” The purpose …

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Michigan mandates plant COVID-19 testing

August 6, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. The order requires workplace safety measures in meat and poultry processing plans …

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FDA issues guidance for labeling and further processors

April 9, 2020

UEP staff and consultants have been in constant communication with the FDA, petitioning it to take actions to increase the supply of eggs at retail. As a result, FDA  issued the following  guidance: Packaging and …

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