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2017 Budget

Letter From The Editor: Use this $250 million for food safety


Food safety, meaning the continuous inspection of meat, poultry, eggs — and now catfish, in fiscal 2017 will cost $1.221 billion. That amount is contained in the President’s $155 billion USDA budget proposal for 2017. We learned in political science class that budgets are the only true statements politicians make about their priorities. By that measure, food… Continue Reading

Obama’s 2017 budget not enough for a food safety legacy

Food safety is spread throughout various departments and programs in the federal budget and the document President Obama proposed Tuesday for fiscal 2017 is no different. The policy wonks who know how the federal budgeteers work go to one place when they want to know how food safety is doing in the budget. It’s the… Continue Reading