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From Federal Produce Policy
Climate Prediction Center in College Park, MD does not believe that a strong El Nino will develop this fall.
Will Georgia’s license plate read The Blueberry State?
One of New Mexico’s and U.S.’s most famous products is being threatened by imports and small harvests.
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.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated September 11, 2014 3:30 PM ET
House - Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act
House - Waters of the U.S.
Senate - Nomination for Under Secretary of Ag for Rural Development
Senate - Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement
EC - Suspension of Emergency Support Measures
AMS - National Organic Standards Board Meeting
AMS - Rate Charges for AMS Services
APHIS - Standard for the Importation and Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables EPA - Apple Pesticide Tolerance: Sulfentrazone
EPA - Stipulated Injunction on Streamside No-Spray Buffer Zones
ITA - Export Trade Certificate of Review
EPA - Tribal Pesticide Program Council Meeting
NOP - NOSB Fall 2014 Meeting
NOP - Cost Share Resource
USDA - Building Organic Partnerships
USDA - $328 Million to Conserve Wetlands and Farmland
USDA - Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Appointments
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (9)
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
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
A recent article from The Washington Post debunked several myths surrounding the drought in California.
U.S. GMO labeling supporters and opponents increase lobbying spending in first half of this year over 2013.