Dairy groups say draft guidance from the Food and Drug Administration on plant-based milk alternatives doesn’t go far enough. Miquela Hanselman with the National Milk Producers Federation tells Brownfield there is consumer confusion about the nutritional benefits of milk alternatives and the proposal could... Read More.
Indiana’s ag groups are assuring farmers and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz of Indiana that there is transparency and oversight in producer-funded checkoff programs. The Congresswoman recently introduced an amendment to the ag appropriations bill that would prohibit USDA from using any tax dollars to administer... Read More.
Farmer and processor groups are now preparing for a USDA hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. American Farm Bureau Federation economist Daniel Munch says the USDA has outlined the scope of the hearing based on the proposals submitted. “And they saw... Read More.
Food and farmworkers are urging Congress to improve worker safety through the next farm bill. Food Chain Workers Alliance co-director Suzanne Adely points to the Protect America’s Meat Processing Workers Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate, as a way to increase employee safety. “Our worker... Read More.
Ethanol groups are applauding the Biden administration for denying small refinery exemptions and restoring integrity in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Environmental Protection Agency denied 26 requests from refiners that would exclude them from biofuel blending requirements under the RFS. American Coalition for... Read More.
In a recent meeting with the Biden administration agriculture groups said there’s still work to do in promoting competition and fairness in the marketplace. The White House Competition Council and USDA met with 16 agriculture groups on Thursday to discuss ways to advance more... Read More.
Nearly 50 food and ag groups are calling on Congress to support legislation that would enable the United States to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the United Kingdom. John Bode, president and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association, says the Undertaking Negotiations on... Read More.
Biofuel groups are expressing their disappointment with the Environemtal Protection Agency’s blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. While EPA slightly raised requirements for biomass-based diesel fuels, the agency lowered ethanol quotas. Biofuel blending requirements are 20.94 billion gallons in 2023, 21.54 billion gallons in... Read More.
Representatives from several dairy organizations reviewed their proposed changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system with USDA officials Friday. Erin Taylor is a director with the Agricultural Marketing Service. She says Friday’s meeting was to discuss and better understand the various pricing proposals... Read More.
Several agriculture groups are asking the House Committee on Appropriations to remove a policy rider from Fiscal Year 2024 ag budget that would impact the Packers and Stockyards Act. In a letter to lawmakers, more than 102 groups, including the National Farmers Union, the... Read More.