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Perry Sworn as Secretary of Energy; First Cases of Bird Flu
Perry Sworn as Secretary of Energy; First Cases of Bird Flu
**The Senate has confirmed Rick Perry as the nation’s 14th Secretary of Energy, a department he once vowed to abolish. He was sworn in following the 62-37 vote. During his confirmation hearing, the former Texas governor told lawmakers he regrets his statement about doing away with DOE and believes it performs critical functions, including protecting the nation’s nuclear arsenal...
USDA Stockpiling New Vaccine; Campbell Soup Co. Voluntary Include GMO Labeling
USDA Stockpiling New Vaccine; Campbell Soup Co. Voluntary Include GMO Labeling
USDA is stockpiling up to 500 million doses of a new vaccine against avian influenza, yet many in the $48 billion poultry industry don’t want it. The National Chicken Council’s Ashley Peterson said “as soon as you vaccinate any bird, you are telling the world bird flu is endemic, and countries are going to stop buying from us, some of them for years...
Talks on Water of the U.S. Rules Heats Up; USDA to Release Preparedness and Response Plans
Talks on Water of the U.S. Rules Heats Up; USDA to Release Preparedness and Response Plans
While labeled a long-shot, Senate Republicans are seeking to strike down the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Legislation by Iowa Senator Joni Ernst seeks a disapproval resolution that would have to be enacted over a presidential veto. According to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s office, a resolution of disapproval is a legislative procedure used to try to overturn regulations and rules put forth by t
Poultry Ban Starting to be Lifted by Japan; The Cost of Fighting Wildfire Top One Billion
Poultry Ban Starting to be Lifted by Japan; The Cost of Fighting Wildfire Top One Billion
Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Imports from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Kansas, Arkansas, Montana and Indiana as well as British Columbia can resume...
Monsanto Merger a No Go; Canadian Poultry Ban Lifted
Monsanto Merger a No Go; Canadian Poultry Ban Lifted
Monsanto announced Wednesday that they are no longer pursuing the current proposal for Syngenta. In a news release, Monsanto announced Syngenta said Monsanto’s enhanced proposal did not meet financial expectations. Monsanto will continue its focus on opportunities within its existing core business and resume the implementation of its approved share repurchase program as soon as practical, accordin

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