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House Ag committee includes 24 new members, including Elissa Slotkin of Michigan

Former Ranking Member Glenn “G.T.” Thompson of Pennsylvania has assumed the role of Chair, with the Republicans taking control of the House. Former Chair David Scott (D-Georgia) is now the Ranking Member for the Democrats. In addition to 15 Republicans returning to the committee, 12 new members will join.  They include (asterisks indicate newly elected …

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ILWU, PMA likely to reach new West Coast contract in August–September: sources

Courtesy: Journal of Commerce Online – A growing number of sources close to the ongoing West Coast longshore labor negotiations believe that while several difficult issues remain to be resolved, the likelihood is growing that a deal will be reached in August or September with little disruption occurring on the docks. “The two sides continue …

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Canadian Delegation Meeting with USDA Secretary Vilsack Reaffirms Need for Comprehensive Disease Testing to Resume Potato Trade with Prince Edward Island

Courtesy National Potato CouncilWASHINGTON – Yesterday, Jan. 27, a delegation from Canada, including Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in Washington, D.C. to discuss the ongoing challenges with the latest detections of potato wart in PEI potato fields and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) subsequent actions to shut …

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