Unfinished Business

Congress has returned to Washington from its summer recess for a brief period to work on the federal budget, before leaving Capitol Hill by the end of the month to campaign for the November elections.  Also left behind will be a number of important policy items that remain the focus of NMPF – and which we’ll continue to push hard for action on, even if it means it will be 2017 before they can be addressed in earnest.


Unity and Strategy Defeat Fear-Mongering

The food and agriculture industry celebrated a milestone victory this month: Congressional adoption of a comprehensive, federal standard for the labeling of foods produced with biotechnology. This federal legislation ensures that the chaos that would have ensued from a patchwork of state laws – such as Vermont’s – has been successfully avoided.


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