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NCBA Pushes Congress to Address Areas of Concern

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, Regulation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), with the support of 37 affiliate state cattle organizations, sent a letter this week to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees urging them to address critical areas of concern in the cattle and beef industry. Specifically, NCBA pushed Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Rep. David Scott (D-GA-13), and Rep. …

Florida farmers

Senator Perdue Leads Bipartisan Effort To Ease Burdens On Agricultural Trucking

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Regulation

New Guidance Helps American Farmers & Commercial Drivers Following a bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) took action to ease regulatory burdens on agricultural trucking. FMCSA’s final rule provides clarity for our nation’s farmers and commercial truck drivers by leveling the playing field for the transportation of agricultural products. Agriculture contributes over …

Carbon Markets

Growing Climate Solutions Act Promotes Farmer Engagement with Carbon Market

Taylor Hillman Regulation

The bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act that was recently introduced is aimed at addressing climate change concerns by supporting more participation in carbon markets.  The bill would establish a certification program to be administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide more efficiency and transparency to the process of carbon trading. Several agricultural industry groups including the American …

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NCBA Unveils Top Policy Priorities For 2020

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Regulation

(NCBA) — The Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) approved the organization’s top 2020 Policy Priorities. Approval came at the annual Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Like last year, NCBA’s top policy priorities include issues related to international trade, proper regulation of fake meat, and regulatory reform, although after a series of significant policy victories …

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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, …

Florida farmers

Department of Transportation Publishes Hours of Service Proposal

Dan Industry News Release, Regulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules. The objective is to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial drivers more flexibility …

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Farm Bureau to USDA: New Regulations Must Protect Both Farmland and Wetland

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Legislative, Regulation

As the Agriculture Department moves forward with Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation regulations, the department must ensure its new Interim Rule balances the benefits for both farmland and wetland, as Congress intended, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. As it was written, the Interim Rule makes program participation much more difficult and fails to give famers the opportunity …


AFBF: Environmental Litigation Reform Needed

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Legislative, Regulation

Restoring balance to environmental litigation is vital to America’s farmers and ranchers.  America’s farmers and ranchers embrace an ethic of resource conservation while producing food and fiber. But they are frustrated by inequity and lack of transparency in environmental activist groups’ misuse of litigation fee-shifting laws, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Testifying today before a congressional subcommittee, AFBF …