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Organic industry fights back against USDA delay of animal welfare rule

Organic industry fights back against USDA delay of animal welfare rule

By Elizabeth Crawford

Against the vast majority of stakeholders’ wishes, the US Department of Agriculture once again is delaying the widely supported Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices because the department believes the final rule oversteps Congress’ mandate ‘for the...

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall

By Elaine Watson

USDA will publish a draft of its proposed federal GMO labeling rule in the fall of this year (which will be subject to public comment) and says it is “working hard to meet the schedule in order to issue a final rule on the law in July 2018.”

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Charm Sciences gets award from USDA

By staff reporter

Charm Sciences has received the 2017 Small Business Contractor of the Year award from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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OTA hopes to “turn the corner” on organic supply shortages in 2016

By Elizabeth Crawford

The Organic Trade Association in 2016 will push forward several initiatives to help industry “turn the corner” on the supply shortages currently holding it back from meeting surging demand for organic products, the group’s CEO Laura Batcha says. 

AHDB analyst: 'It is one thing having a large wheat crop around the world, but the other thing is quality'

COMMODITY REPORTS: USDA

USDA forecasts record global wheat crop

By Kacey CULLINEY

The USDA has said global wheat supplies for 2014/15 will hit record highs, which is good news for stability but quality will be critical for industry, says an analyst.

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