Washington DC Updates

May 5, 2022

Biden proposes $500 million to address food shortages related to the Ukraine crisis On April 28, the Biden Administration sent Congress a $33 billion supplemental spending request to address the ongoing Russian conflict in Ukraine. …

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UEP: School breakfasts should have protein

April 7, 2022

School breakfasts should all offer a protein food, as recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, UEP said in comments filed with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). FNS is preparing to write new regulations …

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Permitting during HPAI

April 7, 2022

The permitting process is an essential component that must be tackled to move forward in an HPAI outbreak. If a farm is positive or located in a control zone, permits will be required for any …

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Vilsack details nutrition security measures

March 24, 2022

In a speech at Columbia University, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack laid out a vision of nutrition security and the Agriculture Department’s actions to promote the concept. Vilsack contrasted nutrition security to food security, which …

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Federal agencies lay out regulatory plans

January 6, 2022

Federal agencies, including the USDA and FDA, plan an array of actions in 2022 that will affect the egg industry. The plans, laid out in a “unified regulatory agenda” that is updated twice a year, …

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