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From Federal Produce Policy
A federal court judge dismissed the claims brought against the U.S. government by tomatoes growers over business they lost due to false warnings from the FDA.
U.S. farmers have expressed high hopes for the introduction of drones into the agriculture industry.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has approved implementation of the olive oil standards proposed by the Olive Oil Commission of California.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated September 25, 2014 2:30 PM ET
EU - Extend the 2005 International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives
AMS - Honey: Comment Period Extended for Standards of Identity
FDA - FSMA Proposed Rule Revisions
FDA - FDA offers $500,000 Prize for New Technology
FSA - Fruits and Vegetable Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs
EPA - Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers Pesticide Tolerance
EPA - Onion, Cucumber Pesticide Tolerance
EPA - Potato: Pesticide Registration Review
NASS - Organic Certifiers Survey
AMS - New Appointments to the NOSB
USDA - New Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (4)
FAS - India Is Seventh-Largest Agricultural Exporter, Up from 13th a Decade Ago
ERS - Global Agricultural Production
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
RMA - Crop Insurance Fact Sheets for Specialty Crops
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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