FDA Posts Answers to FSMA-Related Questions

April 18, 2017News

April 18, 2017 By Skylar Schneider, Executive Assistant Contact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600 [email protected] The Food Safety Modernization Act, also known as FSMA, may at times feel cumbersome or confusing. To make it simpler, the FDA developed the Technical Assistance Network (TAN), a central area for questions related to FSMA. TAN recently shared a list of … Read More

FDA Considering Simplifying Agricultural Water Standards

March 23, 2017News

By London Muegge, Education InternContact: Chelsea Matzen, [email protected] Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering simplifying agricultural water standards under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) due to stakeholder feedback. The feedback included concern that the standards, which include numerical criteria for pre-harvest microbial water quality, would be too difficult to understand and implement by … Read More

Funding Available Through Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

February 27, 2017News

February 27, 2017By London Muegge, Education InternContact: Chelsea Matzen, 202-554-1600 [email protected] Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is currently seeking projects to invest in that will help achieve the goals of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan and contribute to the viability of agriculture in Massachusetts, which could include investing in food, and particularly produce, … Read More

How to Work with FDA on Food Guidance Documents

January 31, 2017News

How to Work with FDA on Food Guidance DocumentsBy London Muegge, Education InternContact: Chelsea Matzen, [email protected] 31, 2017If you are a food industry association and want to create a guidance document to help your members meet federal standards, what’s the best way to involve the FDA in this effort? The agency drafts its own documents, … Read More

Rep. Fortenberry Receives Golden Triangle Award From NeFU

September 27, 2016Press Releases No Comments

Representative Jeff Fortenberry Receives Golden Triangle Award From Farmers Union LINCOLN (September 26, 2016) – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) presented Representative Jeff Fortenberry with the Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union’s (NFU) highest legislative honor.  The award was presented recently as part of the annual NFU fall Fly-In that brought 275 Farmers Union members from … Read More

OCM Annual Conference Press Release & Agenda

August 15, 2016Press Releases No Comments

Organization for Competitive Markets Announces 2016’s 18th Annual Conference Theme, Location, Dates and Agenda “Preserving Independent Family Agriculture through Competitive Markets” For Media: OCM Pres. Mike Callicrate—(785) 332-8218 or John Hansen VP—(402) 476-8815 For Conference and Registration Information: Pat Craycraft—(402) 327-8390 or (402) 416-5731 LINCOLN, NE. Mike Callicrate, President of The Organization of Competitive Markets … Read More