Local

HSUS Working To Get Amendment Lifted From Farm Bill

HSUS Working To Get Amendment Lifted From Farm Bill

The Humane Society of the United States is working to make sure the final farm bill does not contain a provision that prohibits states from regulating the sale of farm products from other states due to objections about how they were produced.  HSUS Ag outreach director Joe Maxwell says the amendment offered by Iowa Congressman Steve King is too broad a measure and gives the federal government too much power.

Maxwell says King’s amendment threatens 150 state laws and affects not only farmers and ranchers but also consumers.

HSUS believes King’s provision is aimed at standards on eggs sold in California following a state initiative that sets cage sizes for egg laying chickens.  The Senate farm bill does not contain this type of measure.

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

Colette Abbott, Wife of USD President Jim Abbot Dies

ColletteAbbott050416

University Relations at the University of South Dakota has sent a release to students and staff announcing the death of Colette Abbott, wife of President Jim Abbott.

9 hours ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

17-overlay

Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

10 hours ago in Agriculture

NPPC Supports Antimicrobial Resistance Research

National Pork Producers Council  Logo -approved

USDA has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance. The goal is to better…

10 hours ago in Agriculture

Feed Industry Groups Helping Facilities Comply With Food Safety Modernization Act

Grain elevator SDWG

The National Grain and Feed Association along with the American Feed Industry Association are partnering on a project to help…

10 hours ago in Agriculture

U.S. Wheat Groups Want Change in Canadian Grain Grading System

wheat2 approved clipart

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are urging Canada to change the nation’s grain grading system.…