Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing to examine the costs and impacts of states implementing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. In 2014, 125 bills mandating the labeling of biotechnology were introduced in 30 different states.
Hearings were underway last week over country-of-origin labeling (COOL) during the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Public Hearing on meat labeling requirements held by the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
A number of senators have joined ag groups questioning USDA’s proposed nutritional guidelines for Americans, which by some accounts, is missing a key nutritional piece: lean meat. And their concerns have helped garner a bit more time for public comments.
Current regulations require class A commercial licensed drivers to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank of 1,000 gallons or less of diesel fuel. Without this endorsement they are prohibited from transporting more than 118 gallons of fuel at a time.
might find appalling. “Last Mother’s Day [May 11, 2014], at the height of the birthing season, two veterinarians struggled to sort through the weekend’s toll: 25 ragdoll bodies. Five, abandoned by overtaxed mothers, had empty stomachs. Six had signs of pneumonia.
Winter sports fan enthusiasts are not the only ones watching and waiting for that big spring snow storm that would likely prolong lift-line attendance. Producers are waiting, in some areas, with much anticipation, wondering if the drought conditions plaguing some areas are moving north.
On Mar. 10, the board voted to sue 10 rural drainage districts in and around the Des Moines and Raccoon River areas for elevated nitrate levels. According to the board’s news release, the elevated nitrate levels have forced the filtering of the local drinking water.