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From Federal Produce Policy
The Governor of California signed a bill that brought groundwater under government regulation.
Following a surge of claims, the EU suspended its aid to growers affected by the Russian ban on fruits and vegetables.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce more than $100 million of grants for specialty crops in the coming months.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food is a measure of average prices for a representative basket of retail food items.
The reign of the Red Delicious apple may soon be coming to an end.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated September 18, 2014 3:00 PM ET
Senate - Chairman Wyden on Tax Extenders
APHIS - Importation of Mangoes from Jamaica
APHIS - Environmental Assessment of Asian Citrus Psyllid Control
APHIS - Tomato Importation Information Collection Process
EPA - Pesticide Program Public Sector Collection Renewal
EPA - Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides
EPA - Integrated Endocrine Activity and Exposure-based Prioritization and Screening
EPA - Inert Ingredient Tolerance Exemptions
FAS - Exporter Assistance Programs
ITA - Mushrooms for China
NASS - Agricultural Labor Survey Extension
NASS - Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Nominations
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (2)
APHIS - Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs
FSA - Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
PTO - New Plant Patents
USDA - Citrus Greening Aid
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (6)
FAS - Raisins: World Market and Trade
USTR - TTIP Stakeholders Session
ARS - Compound Might Prove Useful Against Pecan Scab
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
RMA - 2014 Data Indemnity Maps
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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Climate Prediction Center in College Park, MD does not believe that a strong El Nino will develop this fall.
Under the proposed rule, all new fruit and vegetable imports into the U.S. will be approved via a notice-based process rather than a rulemaking process.