Public hearings to discuss pesticide use

In July, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will conduct three public hearings to discuss the new proposed regulation for a statewide notification system regarding the application of restricted material pesticides. The objective of... more »

House, Senate Ag Committees release Farm Bill proposals

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) is applauding movement on a farm bill from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Both bodies released summaries of their proposals on May 1, with Senate committee chair... more »

Farm groups push back on new H-2A employee regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include allowing employees  to invite labor and legal organizations to employer-provided housing. The rule, “Improving Protections for Workers in... more »

New H-2A rule panned by Farm Bureau, NCAE

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include self-advocacy provisions and allow employees to invite labor and legal organizations to employer-provided housing. The rule, “Improving Protections... more »

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

IFPA director joins farm labor task force

The International Fresh Produce Association's John Hollay, director of U.S. government relations for the group, has been named to a multi-stakeholder and bi-national task force on farm labor. The task force, established by the Woodrow... more »

Ed Wengryn leads NJ Department of Agriculture

Edward D. Wengryn recently became New Jersey secretary of agriculture. Wengryn, who started in the role on March 25, succeeds Douglas Fisher, who retired. Joe Atchison III, the assistant secretary, had been interim agriculture secretary... more »

FTC looks to large retailers for supply chain woes

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report on grocery supply chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has found large companies "accelerated and distorted" the negative effects of those disruptions. The FTC’s report also examined how supply... more »

Ag Labor Review: Supreme Court could provide regulation relief

The first skiff of snow in the Washington, D.C., area this year fell in mid-January. In fact, now that I think of it, it may have been the first snow that had survived overnight until... more »

EPA establishes agriculture, rural affairs office

The EPA is establishing an office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is designed to improve "environmental stewardship and economic opportunity for America’s farmers and... more »

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