Washington D.C. updates 10.5.22

October 5, 2022

House and Senate pass stopgap funding measure, avoiding a government shutdown On Friday, September 30, President Biden signed a Continuing Resolution (CR), passed by both the House and Senate, avoiding a last-minute government shutdown. The …

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USDA nominee for Marketing and Regulatory Programs highlights importance of animal health

July 22, 2021

On July 15, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing for the nomination of Jennifer Moffitt to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs within the USDA. …

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Farm, environmental groups weigh in on carbon

May 6, 2021

A coalition of farm and environmental groups said USDA should use a carbon bank to test concepts for carbon markets, encourage carbon-friendly farming practices and ensure farmers benefit from carbon credit trading. The Food and …

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AMS announces fee increase

April 22, 2021

On April 20, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced new fee rates for shell egg grading and certification services, effective October 1 (Fiscal Year 2022). For shell egg grading and certification services, the scheduled rate will …

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D.C. regulatory updates

March 18, 2021

CFAP still on hold On day one, the Biden Administration halted the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to conduct a review. The February 26 deadline was eliminated, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has …

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