USDA releases proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards

September 1, 2022

USDA released the proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards on August 5. UEP staff is working with its producer leadership to define UEP’s position on this rule and submit comments, due on October 11. This …

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Washington D.C Appropriations update

August 3, 2022

On July 28, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its twelve FY23 appropriations bills. The nearly $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 appropriations package includes the appropriations bill for the USDA and FDA, which provides discretionary funding …

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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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