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Was that pasteurization vote with or without representation?

Some might consider putting Congress on record for or against raw milk as an accomplishment, especially it the vote wasn’t close. An amendment to House Resolution 2 that sought to allow raw milk shipments between any of the 28 states where sales are legal went down 79-331. It is thought to be the first up… Continue Reading

House members ignore party lines, defeat raw milk measure

A representative from Kentucky said it was about consumers’ food choices. A coalition of food safety groups said it was a threat to public health — particularly children. The U.S. House just said no. With a vote of 331-79, legislators from both sides of the aisle joined to crush an amendment to the farm bill… Continue Reading

House bill would boost FDA funding to more than $300 million

Opinion

The Alliance for a Stronger FDA — which unites consumers, patient groups and industry in advocating for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding — Wednesday thanked the U.S. House appropriators for moving legislation forward that would provide a significant funding increase for the FDA. The added funds would enable FDA to carry out important programs… Continue Reading

Catfish debate brings partisans together to oppose one another

If and when they allow it to come to a vote, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are apparently allowing individual members to vote their conscience when it comes to USDA catfish inspections. They can either support the Senate-approved resolution doing away with USDA catfish inspection and claim they are fiscal hawks, or they… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: End to a Historic Coalition?

Opinion

When I last commented on the Farm Bill, I said by holding it over an extra year it had gone on longer than the Korean War and I did not want to hear about it until it was over and done with. I did not know then that before it was over, House Republican leadership… Continue Reading