Sustainable Agriculture News – FSMA Produce Rule and More

Sustainable Agriculture Coalition News

Sustainable Agriculture News for the Week of November 9th, 2015

FDA NEWS What to Look for in the FSMA Produce Rule  On November 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the food safety rule governing the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce — as well as rules governing foreign suppliers and third party accreditation – was submitted to the Federal Register for final publication. USDA NEWS USDA Invests $30 Million in Mississippi River Basin Initiative On November 3, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $30 million investment in 73 conservation projects through the Mississippi River Basin Initiative. CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Fails to Stop Clean Water Rule, But Key Protections Still On Hold On Monday, November 3, the Senate failed to garner the support necessary to move forward with a bill that would have required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw and re-propose the regulation that clarifies the scope of the agency’s jurisdiction over “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.

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