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USDA releases canned fruit commodity specifications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its commodity specifications for canned fruit, which are effective May 2021. The document in... continue reading »

JR Simplot’s Snowden potato variety deregulated by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s... continue reading »

Reps restart efforts on Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed the March 4 reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif... continue reading »

Mettler-Toledo updates food inspection management software

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has released a new, significantly updated version of its ProdX product inspection management software. Based on ... continue reading »

Senate overwhelmingly votes to confirm Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, R-Ark., Ran... continue reading »

Biden opts to have Tom Vilsack return as Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack is Joe Biden’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture when the Biden administration takes office in January 2021. [caption i... continue reading »