Daily Archives: November 21, 2012

Calif. groups ask Congress to act now on farm bill and estate law

November 21, 2012
Calif. groups ask Congress to act now on farm bill and estate law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Twenty-six California agricultural groups have called on Congress to tackle “before the end of the year” extension of the current estate tax law and passage of a five-year farm bill. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, the California groups said that “without resolution of these two issues before the...

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USDA awards 17 research grants to improve food safety

November 21, 2012
USDA awards 17 research grants to improve food safety

WASHINGTON — USDA’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 17 research projects totaling nearly $15 million that aim to improve food safety by helping control microbial and chemical contamination in various foods. “USDA is committed to supporting agricultural research that improves food safety,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. “In addition to...

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