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Federal Officials Begin to Crack Down on CBD Products

Dan Regulation

A number of new dietary supplements and food products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have hit the market this year, however federal authorities are looking to crack down on the companies marketing CBD products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a series of letters to companies marketing products that contain CBD, warning them of violating the Federal Food, Drug, …


Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

Dan General, Legislative

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has announced they strongly support new legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta of California and Jackie Walorski from Indiana. NCBA notes the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019” is important bipartisan legislation that would expand IRS Code Section 2032A to allow more farmers and ranchers to take advantage of the special use valuation …

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Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced its strong support for the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019.” Introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D – 20th Dist. – Calif.) and Jackie Walorski (R – 2nd Dist. – Ind.), this important bipartisan legislation would expand IRS Code Section 2032A to allow more ranchers and farmers to take advantage …

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USDA Deputy Secretary Provides Farm Bill Update

Dan Farm Bill

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing last Thursday. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky discussed implementation of the 2018 farm bill. Read Censky’s full testimony.

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Perdue Speaks at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

During Tuesday’s Farmer of the Year Award luncheon at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, one of the guest speakers was U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. He briefly hit on a few of the issues of importance to Southeast farmers, including disaster relief. Afterwards, during a quick press conference, he told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that ag producers who applied for assistance …


NRCS Implementing EQIP through 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, USDA-NRCS

Since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working to implement programs that offers strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. They offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help producers make and maintain improvements on their land. One of the most …

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Meat Institute Challenging California Prop 12

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Pork

(NAFB) — The North American Meat Institute last Friday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12, The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative. The Meat Institute opposes the law because the organization claims the law will “hurt the nation’s food value chain by significantly increasing costs for producers and consumers.” The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court …