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U.S. Beef to Brazil and Trump Nominees This Week
**It took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was first discovered in the U.S. in 2003.
That's welcome news to U.S. cattle ranchers and packers, but there is still some animosity in th…
Perdue’s Nomination Received; Trump Budget Due Thursday
** The Senate Ag Committee has officially received the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be the next Ag Secretary, clearing a major hurdle in the confirmation process.
A spokeswoman for the committee confirmed the news Friday.
Nominated the day before President Trump’s inauguration, reaction from ag group…
AGs Want Pruitt to Change EPA and 2018 Election Taking Shape
**Federal agencies that regulate biotechnology may NOT have the staffing and expertise to handle the plethora of new products expected over the next five to 10 years.
According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the EPA, FDA, USDA will need to be prepa…
Bills Dealing With Labeling Being Introduce in the House and Senate
A bill that would make GMO labeling voluntary passed the U.S. House last Thursday. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would require developers of genetically engineered plants to obtain FDA safety clearance on all new plant varieties before those foods are introduced into commerce; uphold FDA’s…

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