NCC Recommends Changes to Organic Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) released a statement recommending revision or clarification of several key aspects of the latest proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP) that intends to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic program. “NCC is concerned that the proposed rule imposes unreasonable costs and requirements of doubtful benefit on organic farmers, …

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Farm Foundation Responds to Guidance #213 Concerns

Lizzy Schultz

Farm Foundation NFP hosted 12 workshops across the nation last fall to more than 500 livestock producers, veterinarians and feed suppliers on the new policies and requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 concerning the use of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animals. The policy changes are expected to take full effect Jan. 1, …

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Omnibus Provisions To Impact Horse Industry

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council has announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently passed by Congress, which will fund government agencies and programs until the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016, contains several provisions that will directly impact the horse industry and industry professionals. A major provision includes reforms to the H-2B Temporary Non-Agriculture Worker Program, making the program …

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