Monthly Archives: March 2020

FDA, EPA and USDA Coordinate Education Effort Highlighting The Science Behind GMOs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, today launched a new initiative to help consumers better understand foods created through genetic engineering, commonly called GMOs or genetically modified organisms. The initiative, “Feed Your Mind,” aims to answer the most common questions that […]

Yoho Ag Labor Bill Puts USDA In Charge Of H-2A Program

Narrower ag labor legislation addressing the H-2A guest worker visa program is set to be introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), containing more-stringent provisions than the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) passed by the House last year. MWFPA will review this legislation when it becomes available.  It has supported past efforts to reform the H-2A […]

Pritzker Names New Head Of IL Department of Agriculture

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday appointed a former legislator as the new director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture after the former director, longtime state Sen. John Sullivan, resigned when he was found to have known in 2012 of an email from a lobbyist defending a state worker for keeping his “mouth shut” about a […]