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From Federal Produce Policy
Monsanto’s COO Brett Begemann states that genetically modified food is not only safe for human consumption but also necessary to feed the planet.
Organic equivalence arrangements aim at increasing trade by decreasing repetitive certification requirements.
The National Science Foundation gave a Harvard University researcher a $9 million grant to develop a robotic bee.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated August 28, 2014 3:30 PM ET
EC - Expert Group Meeting on Agricultural Markets and Russian Sanctions
AMS - Export Apple Act Amendment
APHIS - Clementines from Spain Information Collection
APHIS - Fresh Citrus from China Import Regulations
APHIS - Fresh Citrus from South Africa Import Regulations
APHIS - Cruciferous Vegetables: Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths
APHIS - Medfly Free Area in Australia
EPA - Pineapple Pesticide Tolerance
EPA - Pome Fruit Pesticide Tolerance
FSIS - Codex Committee Meeting on Food Labeling
USITC - WCO Proposed Changes to HTS
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (8)
APHIS - U.S.-Canada Greenhouse Certification Program
NOP - Response to NOSB Recommendations
PTO - New Plant Patents (5)
USDA - Chinese Market Reopens for California Citrus
USDA - Citrus “Move it and Lose it” Program
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (6)
FAS - Additional Funds for the Export Credit Guarantee Program
ARS - Almond Navel Orangeworm Lure
ERS - Farm Income Forecast Webinar
NASS - Citrus Fruits Final Estimates 2008-2012
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
RMA - Peach and Nectarine Variety Listings for 2015
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Recent Produce News
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