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FARM BILL NEWS
For Immediate Release: January 1 Farm Bill Extension Deal is a Disaster for Farmers
The farm bill extension deal reached in negotiations between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden is a disaster for farmers and the American people. The nine month extension measure was attached to the bigger fiscal cliff bill
and passed by the Senate early this morning and is coming up for a vote in the House later today.
Congress Includes Awful 2008 Farm Bill Extension in Fiscal Cliff Deal
On New Yearís Eve, the Senate passed a simple extension of the 2008 Farm Bill through September 30, 2013, as part of a much bigger legislative package to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The House approved the Senate bill late on New Yearís Day and President
Obama signed it into law on January 2.
FOOD SAFETY NEWS
For Immediate Release: NSAC Statement on FDA Release of Food Safety Rules
Today, the Food and Drug Administration released much-anticipated proposed rules detailing standards for produce safety and preventive controls for human food production. Releasing these rules is a major step in the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization
Act (FSMA), which President Obama signed into law two years ago. The law is the first significant overhaul to our nationís food safety laws since the 1930s.
FDA Releases Food Safety Regulations
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two major proposed rules detailing standards for produce safety and preventive controls for human food production. FDA is also requesting comments on its draft risk analysis on activities conducted in
a facility co-located on a farm.