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Administration Announcement on NAFTA Impacts Agriculture

Mar 01, 2017

The Trump administration recently offered contradictory announcements about the status of U.S. participation in the North American Free Agreement (NAFTA), all within 24 hours. On April 25, the White House announced the president was considering issuing an executive order leading the United States’ withdrawal from the agreement. This announcement created a great deal of consternation […]

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Environmental Protection Agency Rejects Petition To Keep Chlopyrifos From The Market

Jan 31, 2017

United Fresh applauds the decision made last week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject an interest group petition to remove the crop protection product known as chlopyrifos, from the market. The product, which is used on a variety of specialty crops, has been the subject of extensive and lengthy review by EPA. In […]

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Updates From The Senate

Jan 31, 2017

On March 30, 2017, the Senate Agriculture Committee favorably reported the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to become the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. Secretary-designate Perdue was largely supported by the agriculture industry. As of this writing, there is no word on when the nomination will be voted on […]

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House Of Representatives Holds Hearing On Nutrition

Jan 31, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing to examine the current status of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the program’s place in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. Under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture, SNAP provides nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families. […]

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