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From Federal Produce Policy
U.S. Congressman Valadao (R-CA) introduced a bill to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the raisin reserve marketing order program requirement was unconstitutional.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) intends to propose legislation that would make Country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork voluntary.
The long debated trade measures have passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Federal Policy Updates
Legislation - House Ag Appropriations Delays Conservation Compliance
EC - New Treaty for the International Olive Council
AMS - Fruit, Vegetable, and Specialty Crops-Import Regulations
ARS - National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Solicitation of Members
EPA - Protecting the Monarch Butterfly
EPA - Revisions to Minimum Risk Exemption
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (2)
AMS - Fruit and Vegetable Market News Organic Reporting
AMS - National Organic Standards Board Recommendations
APHIS - Partners with Pennsylvania to Fight the Spotted Lanternfly
APHIS - FAVIR and the Fruits and Vegetable Manual Updates
NOP - NOP 2403 Updated in NOP Handbook
PTO - New Plant Patents (9)
USDA - $150 Million to Support Water Quality and Quantity in Drought-Stricken California
APHIS - Proposals for IPPC Work Program
APHIS - RCC Joint Forward Plan Stakeholder Teleconference June 30th
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (2)
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
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.
Recent Produce News
The U.S. House of Representatives voted for and narrowly passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or Fast-Track, 218 to 208.
The California State Water Resources Control Board told more than 100 growers and irrigation districts to stop pumping water from rivers and streams in the Central Valley.