Ag News: Meat-Poultry with Cultured Cells- NFU Wants Farmers Heard
**California apple growers are looking to expand business through exports as competition from other regions impacts the domestic market.
The Golden State apple harvest, now underway, typically gives farmers a three-week market jump on other regions with later harvests.
This year, California growers are expected to produce 1.3 million 40-pound boxes of apples, down just slightly from last year.
**The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured cells derived from animals.
In 2019, USDA and FDA announced a formal agreement to jointly oversee the production of human food products made using animal cell culture technology derived from the cells of livestock and poultry to ensure such products are safe, unadulterated and truthfully labeled.
**Speaking before the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, National Farmers Union Vice President Patty Edelburg said the nation’s farmers must be heard when revising the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
The Wisconsin dairy farmer explained that NFU members understand the importance of clean water, and expressed their concerns about broadening the definition of what waters are considered jurisdictional.
Edelburg asked for a sensible approach to environmental policy, one that protects the environment, without unduly burdening farmers.