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New Funding for Food Safety; Immigration Reform Important Issue to Farmers

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is pleased with new funding levels for the Food Safety Modernization Act, though it remains concerned that the money stays available amid turnovers on Capitol Hill and in the White House...

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Beekeepers File Lawsuit Against EPA; Consumers Tight Their Money When it Comes to Food Shopping

Beekeepers have filed a lawsuit against the EPA for not regulating seeds treated with neonicotinoids. The group of commercial beekeepers, growers and environmental activist claim neonics should be regulated as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act...

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U.S. and Canada Meets Today on Ag Issues; Alltech Acquires Masterfeeds of Canada

Canada’s Agriculture and AgriFood Minister will visit Washington D.C. Thursday. Lawrence MacAulay will make his first visit to the U.S. capitol city to meet with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack...

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Members of WTO Disagree on Operating Processures; FDA Increases Funding for Food Safety

The Doha round is arguably dead, and the United States has made clear it's going to argue that. After 14 years of trying to come together, the members of the World Trade Organization agreed to a declaration on Saturday that acknowledged many wanted to stick to the Doha framework while others did not...

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Chipotle Closes Over 40 Restaurants In Portland Area Over E. Coli Outbreak
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Chipotle CEO: No Price Increase to Cover Food Safety Costs

 

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Chipotle will not raise prices to cover the cost of new food safety procedures.

That's according to the company's founder and CEO, who was in Seattle on Tuesday to talk to employees about the new safety rules.

Steve...

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Poultry and Hog Farms Face Possible Dioxin Contamination
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Survey Results to Meet Federal Food Safety; USDA $2.5 Million for Farm Service Agency Project

The National Agriculture Statistics Service will collect survey results from produce packers and others to help fruit and vegetable operations preparing to meet new federal food safety requirements...

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Goal to Reduce Food Waste to be Announce; FDA Finalized New Rules in Food Safety

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce food waste reduction goals tomorrow. This first-ever initiative will set a national goal for food waste reduction within a specific timeframe...

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Pork Recall Expands; Taiwan Flour Millers to Visit the Northwest

A recall of pork products stemming from salmonella from whole-hogs now includes more than 523,000 pounds of pork, expanding from an earlier recall...

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17 GMO Products Approved by European Commission; FDA Presented Food Safety Modernization Act

Last week - the European Commission approved 17 different genetically modified agricultural products for food and feed through careful, scientific analysis...

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4th of July Food Safety Tips From Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital [AUDIO]

Food born illnesses can run rampant during the summer months. Some caution and extra preparation can keep you from getting sick.

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