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Stabenow States Concern with Clovis Nomination

Dan Industry News Release

Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow is concerned that Sam Clovis is not qualified to be an Agriculture Department Undersecretary. In a statement last week, Stabenow said: “This nominee seems to lack the necessary agricultural science and research qualifications that are required by the Farm Bill.” President Trump announced he would nominate Clovis to serve as the USDA Under …

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Canada Wants Dispute Mechanism in NAFTA Redo

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada says it is critical that the North American Free Trade Agreement includes a dispute resolution mechanism, setting up a potential clash with the United States once renegotiations begin next month. The United States goals for the NAFTA renegotiation released last week include a desire to ditch the Chapter 19 dispute settlement mechanism. That mechanism has hindered the U.S. from …

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Campbell Leaving GMA Over GMO Labeling, Labeling Bill Comment Period Extended

Dan Genetically Modified, Industry News Release

Campbell Soup Company will leave the Grocery Manufacturers Association by the end of the year over a dispute on labeling of genetically modified ingredients, according to Politico. GMA is opposed to GMO labeling, while Campbell has long been vocal about increasing transparency of its ingredients. Campbell Chief Executive Denise Morrison told investors the move was not for financial reasons but …

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Perdue Speaks Alabama Farmers’ Language

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Alabama farmers are hopeful a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture laid the groundwork for improved farm programs, trade, and communication. Secretary Sonny Perdue told Alabama Farmers Federation leaders he wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to partner with farmers. “My goal is to make….the USDA to be identified, recognized and acknowledged as the most efficient, the most …

Southern Peanut Growers Conference

NPB Receives Award at Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Dan Peanuts

The 19th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is being held this week at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day conference, which wraps up Saturday, provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing, and promotions. During the event, the National Peanut Board was presented with this year’s Valor Award for their work in …