The letter requests that the U.S. government enhance their common food name protections as a core policy objective in all trade-related discussions.
Proposed legislation, called the PRIME Act, would end USDA restrictions on custom slaughterhouses, allowing states to set their own guidelines.
I am grateful that there are agricultural advocacy groups that tell this beautifully woven story of the people who feed, clothe, and steward the world.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is focused on passing bills that make livestock farming more difficult, according to a latest report from the Animal Agriculture Alliance. On Tuesday, the Alliance released observations from the recent Taking Action for Animals Conference, an event organized by the HSUS. “Farmers, ranchers, and food companies are […]
Missouri has become the first state to address the fake meat issue with legislation, sending a signal to other states to follow suit. The bill prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived from harvested livestock. The legislation comes at a time when laboratory grown meat is being debated throughout the country and […]
Iowa House lawmakers passed legislation this week, increasing state dollars to improve Iowa’s water quality, a hotly contested issue in the state since 2015. The House bill mirrors a bill passed by the Iowa Senate during the 2017 legislative session and now Senate File 512 awaits Governor Reynolds’s signature. The Iowa Corn Growers Association sees […]
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) agro-terrorism bill was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) last week. Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced the bipartisan legislation with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Agro-terrorism, and other high-risk events, pose serious threats […]