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From Federal Produce Policy
A report from UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences stated that the California agricultural industry could lose $1 billion in revenue due to the severe drought.
The Saskatoon berry has found its way into Michigan grocery stores thanks to a local farmer who started commercially growing them.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Gina McCarthy, well hold several meetings to help explain the recently proposed rule on the Clean Water Act.
Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) has made it known that he intends to run for chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the next Congress.
A study found that roughly 73 percent of Australian vineyards could become unsuitable by 2050.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated July 17, 2014 2:00 PM ET
AMS - Irish Potato Marketing Order Amendment
AMS - Orange Marketing Order Amendment
APHIS - Imported Tomatoes Information Collection Process
APHIS - Commodities Exempted from Import Requirements
APHIS - Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantined Areas in New Jersey
APHIS - Apple Imports from China
APHIS - Business Information on the Introduction of GE Organisms
EPA - Voluntarily Cancelation of Pesticide Registrations, Correction
EPA - Voluntarily Cancelation of Pesticide Registrations
EPA - Pesticide Dockets on Review, Correction
EPA - Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
EPA - Onion Pesticide Tolerances
NASS - 2017 Census of Agriculture
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (2)
EPA - Pesticide Firm Agrees to Settlement over FIFRA Violations
NOP - National Organic Seed Survey
PTO - New Plant Patents (4)
USDA - 2014 Farm Bill Funding for Organic Producers and Handlers
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (11)
ARS - Scientist Have Identified Stink Bug Attractant
NASS - Citrus, Potato and more Crop Production Report
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. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that the price of fresh fruits and vegetables increased by 4.2 percent since May 2013.
A GMO banana designed to increase the vitamin A content is being brought to the U.S. for its first human trail.