Legal & Regulatory

Pennsylvania expands spotted lanternfly quarantine

By |July 11th, 2016|

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has expanded a spotted lanternfly quarantine to include more townships and two boroughs in Lehigh

State finalizes rules to kill maggots before shipping compost

By |July 8th, 2016|

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Washington state regulators have finalized special permit requirements for composters seeking to transport feed stocks outside the apple maggot quarantine

Senate passes GMO labelling bill; next it goes to the House

By |July 8th, 2016|

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A bill that would establish a nationwide requirement for labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in food has passed the U.S. Senate.

Reinventing the string thinner (Video)

By |July 7th, 2016|

California cling peach grower modifies Darwin for nonplanar orchards.

Check up on farm labor rules

By |June 28th, 2016|

After recent court ruling, more growers will need farm labor contractor licenses even for workers they don’t directly hire.

Are your bins sanitary?

By |June 28th, 2016|

Promising options for wooden and plastic bins’ "cleanability" were identified in study.

Meet candidates for WSU’s “crucial” Food Safety Specialist position

By |June 16th, 2016|

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WSU is inviting growers and others to participate in the selection of its Food Safety Specialist.

Here is the announcement:
During the

Mexico dismisses dumping complaint against U.S. apple growers

By |June 7th, 2016|

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The Mexican government has terminated an antidumping case filed by growers in the border state of Chihuahua and will not

The next GMO apple

By |June 3rd, 2016|

Arctic Golden Delicious set to be the first commercial crop of genetically modified apples, plans are underway for an Arctic Fuji.

Piece-rate pay guidelines

By |May 27th, 2016|

Officials working to provide practical advice following last year’s Washington state Supreme Court ruling.

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