Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

Plan a July 4 picnic for less than $6 per person

July 2, 2013
Plan a July 4 picnic for less than $6 per person

WASHINGTON — A Fourth of July picnic of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk is affordable this summer at less than $6 per person, according to an informal survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The average cost for a summer...

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Chain restaurants seek repeal of RFS

July 2, 2013
Chain restaurants seek repeal of RFS

WASHINGTON — The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) has launched “Feed Food Fairness: Take RFS Off the Menu,” a new grassroots campaign focused on repealing the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the corn ethanol mandate. Coalition members joined together to expose the harmful economic effects of the RFS on American consumers, diners...

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Kevin Shea appointed APHIS administrator

July 2, 2013
Kevin Shea appointed APHIS administrator

WASHINGTON — Kevin Shea has been appointed administrator of USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), after serving as acting administrator since June 2012. As administrator, Shea carries out the agency’s broad mission of protecting and promoting American agriculture, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage...

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