Federal::Health Issues::USDA

March 2015 ::Report Released on Dietary Guidelines

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have jointly released the report on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). The report will be used by USDA and HHS in writing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report states that moderate consumption of alcohol can be [...]

December 2014 ::USDA

The USDA reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the 2014 Farm Bill programs (Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage) continues through March 31, 2015. These new programs are designed to help producers better manage risk.

April 2014 ::USDA

The USDA announced new plans to focus on small to mid-size farms at the National Farmers Union convention. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that efforts will include improved access to USDA resources, educational tools focused on opportunities for farmers engaged in local and regional food systems, and an expanded budget to grant funds for training, [...]

November 2013 ::Food Safety

WineAmerica has reported on the numerous Food & Drug Administration delays on rulemaking that would implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It appears a major FDA consideration is funding, i.e., what’s the point of rules if FDA can’t carry them out? Now, FDA is asking for significant budget increases, arguing they need the funding [...]