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Eight Isn't Enough: American Farm Bureau Permitted to Intervene In WV Poultry Dust Suit against EPA

On October 9, 2012, a federal judge in Elkins, West Virginia, issued an order allowing the American Farm Bureau Federation and the West Virginia Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau) to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a West Virginia poultry producer against th… Read More
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George S. McGovern

There has been an outpouring of emotion and praise mourning the loss of  Senator George S. McGovern.  While he was a liberal Democrat, he is being recognized as a great humanitarian by both Republicans and Democrats.  From President Obama and Vice… Read More
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John Block Reports: California’s Preposterous Prop 37

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. On Election Day, California voters will decide on another food labeling ballot initiative, one that is being watched intently by t… Read More
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Here’s Your Chance to Fix the Budget

With three weeks to go in the election season, federal budget and tax policy has taken center stage. Candidates on both sides of the political divide have had to reduce complex policy issues to sound bite-sized propositions.  What’s lost in the de… Read More
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Safety v. Innovation – How the European Commission’s Proposed Regulation Hopes to Strike the Right Balance

By Kathryn E. Balmford Back in January, Jeff Shuren, M.D., the Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), made headlines when comparing the European Union’s (EU) regulation of medical… Read More
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Scaling Up African Agriculture

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in the October 3, 2012, issue of Agri-Pulse. Last week in Arusha, Tanzania, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan told 1,200 delegates attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) that “Afri… Read More
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POM Wonderful vs. FTC: The Epic War Continues

There are some spectacles we geeks in the food and drug bar follow as avidly as any mini-series. The epic, two-year battle between POM Wonderful (producer of pomegranate products) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is almost as addictive as HBO… Read More
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OFW Law's John Block Participates in Panel of Former USDA Secretaries

By John R. Block, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1981-1985 Recently, I had the pleasure of joining three other former Secretaries of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska for a lively and informational discussion to celebr… Read More
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Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Linked To Compounded Steroid— The Tipping Point For Compounders?

Five people are dead and another 35 are very ill due to a fungal meningitis outbreak in six states.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have traced the outbreak to the New England Comp… Read More
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California’s Prop 37 -- A Prop Too Far?

On election day, California voters will decide on another food labeling ballot initiative, one that is being watched intently by the food industry.  If it passes, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, popularly known as “Pr… Read More
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