Big Soda Figts Local Soda Taxes

Soda

Perdue promotes America’s Harvest Box, the sequel The Trump administration’s budget-cutting plans for next year may well include a test, or even a full-scale revival, of “America’s Harvest Box,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday. Big Soda pours $20 million into fight against local soda taxes In June 2017,… Continue reading

Climate Solution Discussed – October 8, 2018

Global climate solution

At global summit, farming and land ‘central pillars’ in climate solution At the two-day Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, food, forestry and agriculture—long viewed as step-children when it came to climate solutions—were recognized as central to whatever progress is going to made in reaching climate goals established in… Continue reading

Conaway Blames Senate as Farm Law Lapses – October 1, 2018

Conaway Blames Senate For Farm Bill Lapse

Conaway blames Senate as farm law lapses Two days after farm bill negotiators declared unity in working together on the 2018 farm bill, the House author of the most controversial proposal on the table — stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients — attacked Senate negotiators as “weak-willed”. Canada to… Continue reading

Trade Talks with Japan – September 28,

Japan Trade Talks

Trade talks with Japan are a chance to catch up, say farm groups Three groups that promote U.S. farm exports say the upcoming U.S.-Japan trade talks are a chance to gain ground against Australia, Canada, and the EU, which will benefit from free trade agreements with Japan. USDA nominee earned… Continue reading

More Antibiotics Control – September 17, 2018

FDA will strengthen controls over antibiotics in livestock, says Gottlieb

FDA will strengthen controls over antibiotics in livestock, says Gottlieb FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the next two steps in promoting antimicrobial stewardship will be veterinary oversight of antibiotics injected into food-bearing animals and the setting of time limits on how long medically important antibiotics can be used in water… Continue reading