Sworn in amid the ongoing worldwide pandemic and followed by an attack on the Capitol days later, the 117th Congress began its work during a turbulent time in our nation. While their current priority is working with a new administration on additional pandemic relief, a key question for Farm Credit East members is how the new Congress will address the issues facing Northeast agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing.
Similar to many industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the aquaculture and commercial fishing industries saw their share of trials, especially with the initial shutdown of restaurants and export markets. Read on for a current snapshot of these industries.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law January 4, 2011, and deals primarily with the prevention of food contamination. This Act is a significant overhaul of our nation’s food safety laws. Compliance, qualified exemptions, training and other guidance can be found in this summary.
The presidential races are at full-throttle with the completion of the Iowa Caucuses last week and the first primary in New Hampshire this week. As the country’s political parties select their candidates for the general election, there are plenty of issues to consider. One issue that is important to many Northeast farms is the availability of labor, though this issue often gets wrapped up in the broader immigration reform ...