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Farm Bill commerce clause addresses state cage-free laws

· July 18, 2018

The National Association of Egg Farmers is shouting support for the House version Farm Bill which includes an amendment that seeks to uphold the U.S. Constitution commerce clause. The commerce clause says Congress is to regulate exchange among the states. Certain states have been implementing laws regulating how eggs are produced outside the state and […]

2018 Farm Bill narrowly passes through the House

· June 21, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill has made its way through the House in a 213-2111 vote. Today, the House passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. “Today’s […]

Agro-terrorism bill one step closer to signed

· May 30, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Senate approved legislation to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in the Senate and U.S. […]

Congressional budget includes $3M for biotech outreach

· May 4, 2017

House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement on a $1 trillion appropriations bill for FY-2017 — including a $3 million budget for the USDA and FDA to educate consumers on agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology-derived food products and animal feed. The budget, which will fund the federal government through September, rejects most of the Administration’s proposed […]

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