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The House of Representatives passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill to keep most of the government funded until September 2015.
The Agriculture Chairman-elect Mike Conaway announced the new subcommittee and their chairs for the 114th Congress.
At a hearing on GMO labeling several Democrats, along with several Republicans, spoke out against the need for mandatory GMO labeling.
A recent study conducted by the American Geophysical Union found that the current California drought is the worst drought in at least 1,200 years.
In the last few years cranberry growers have had huge harvests, leading to a dramatic oversupply of cranberries.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated December 12, 2014 10:30 AM ET
Legislation - Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Legislation - Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order
Resolution - Executive Action on Immigration
AMS - Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
APHIS - Citrus: Biological Control Agent for Asian Citrus Psyllid
EPA - Pesticide Tolerance Exemption
EPA - Citrus, Leafy Vegetables, Cucumbers, and more, Pesticide Tolerances
EPA - Inert Ingredients Pesticide Tolerances: C.I. Pigment Yellow 1
EPA - Inert Ingredients Pesticide Tolerances: Diisopropanolamine
FDA - Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties
FDA - Food Advisory Committee Nominations
FDA - Nominations for Voting Members on the Food Advisory Committee
FDA - Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations
ITA - Garlic: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
APHIS - Litchi and Longan: Revisions of the FAVIR and the Fruits and Vegetables Manual
Farmer Mac - Quarterly Dividends on Common and Preferred Stock
FDA - FSMA Deadlines Approach
NASS - Conducting 2014 Census of Horticulture
PTO - New Plant Patents (2)
RMA - Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Roll-Out
RMA - 2015 Crop Year Actuarial Document Changes Released
RMA - Whole-Farm Revenue Insurance Protection
USDA - Citrus Disease Subcommittee Meeting
USDA - 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (9)
USTR - U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
RMA - Puerto Rico Summary of Business Reports
The federal updates cover proposed legislation, Federal Register notices and agency reports. The goal is to provide the reader with timely updates of regulatory, trade, policy, and legislative issues related to produce.
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