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From Federal Produce Policy
The Ebola virus continues to ravage West Africa, including food production.
Whole Foods introduced a new produce ranking system based on the supplier’s farming practices.
Apple producers in the State of Washington had a record year in production, 140 million boxes, and are looking for new opportunities abroad to sell their product.
A moth not native to the Western Hemisphere was found in a shipment of hardware being brought into the U.S. from Canada.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated October 16, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Senate - Ag Committee Announced Listening Sessions on Farm Bill
EU - Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting
APHIS - Kiwi: Imports from Chile
APHIS - Chipilin Leaves: Imports from Guatemala
APHIS - Lacey Act: Exempt and Regulated Articles
APHIS - Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture Procedures
EPA - Waters of the U.S. Comment Period Extended
EPA - Pesticide Spray Drift Voluntary Program
EPA - Receipt of Several Initial Filings
EPA - Tomatoes, Broccoli, Blackberry: Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Regulations
ITA - Fresh Garlic: Final Results of AD New Shipper Review
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (1)
AMS - National Watermelon Promotion Board Members
AMS - Mushroom Council Members
NOP - ANSI Peer Review Report
PTO - New Plant Patents (1)
RMA - Beekeepers: Crop Insurance Deadline Approaches
RMA - Modifications to Pear Crop Insurance
RMA - High Variability Adjustments for Peaches
USDA - Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (2)
ARS - Using Aromas against Fruit Pests
NASS - Citrus and Pecan Crop Production Report
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
RMA - Good Farming Practice Determination Standards Handbook
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.
Recent Produce News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will withdraw preferential financial protections for Canadian exporters under PACA.
The Federal Reserve has expressed concern about the impact that weak growth abroad and a strengthening dollar might have on U.S. exports and the domestic economy.