Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Study: Ethanol policy increases food costs

January 16, 2013
Study: Ethanol policy increases food costs

WASHNGTON — A new study released Jan. 8 demonstrates the change in U.S. food affordability trends since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) came into being in 2005. Dr. Thomas Elam, president of FarmEcon LCC, the study’s author, shows that compared to long term trends, in 2012 the average family of four saw about a...

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New USDA advisory committee members named

January 16, 2013
New USDA advisory committee members named

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2012-2014 term. Established in 1971, the 17-member NACMPI meets on food safety concerns and advises the secretary of agriculture on matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities. It...

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AMI announces staff promotions

January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — American Meat Institute President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle has announced three staff promotions. Susan Backus was promoted to executive director of the AMI Foundation and is responsible for the administrative management of food safety research projects initiated by the foundation. She also serves as the director of administration for the Shelf-Stable Food...

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