Regulating Cell Culture Technology – October 24, 2018

Cell Meat Technology

USDA and FDA seek to cooperate on regulating cell culture technology The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration began a two-day stakeholder meeting Tuesday to discuss how to regulate livestock and poultry produced with cell-culture technology. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb emphasized that… Continue reading

Does the Farm Bill Spell Disappointment? – September 27, 2018

Is the Farm Bill destined to Disappoint?

Farm bill, just another in a roster of disappointments? Senate and House negotiators tacitly acknowledged on Wednesday that the 2018 farm bill will be late, due to intractable disagreements. The delay could add the bill to a growing list of agricultural disappointments. Japan sets limit on ag access in trade… Continue reading

Bailout, Tariffs, Vegetable Prices – August 27, 2018

Washington, Tariffs, and Bailouts

Two sides of Washington: Trump bailout and China tariffs The Trump administration will hear hours of testimony about its proposed 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products on Monday, overlapping with the expected USDA announcement of up to $12 billion in aid for U.S. agriculture to offset the… Continue reading