AG/FDA Blog

Trade is Key for Agriculture

By Senator Bob Dole and Marshall Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Perhaps no sector of the American economy is more dependent on trade than agriculture. It is the life blood of the heartland supporting over 15 million jobs throughout the United Stat… Read More
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NAFTA Renegotiation: What’s At Stake?

President Trump has made re-evaluating our approach to international trade a centerpiece of his economic agenda.  In addition to putting what appears to be the final nail in the coffin of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trump has signaled his i… Read More
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Beef and Pork are Now Un-COOL, and That’s a Good Thing

America’s meat industry and our trading partners engaged in a collective sigh of relief on Friday. Prior to embarking on his annual Christmas retreat to Hawaii, President Obama signed the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law. Tucked into t… Read More
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John Block: Repeal COOL

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block The World Trade Organization ruled this week that Canada and Mexico can impose retaliatory tariffs on our exports to their countries to the tune of more than 1 billion dollars per year. This is serious. It can… Read More
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Inclusion in the TPP May Come at a Cost for Canada

As President Obama signed Trade Promotion Authority into law, he removed a major stumbling block to completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiation when chief negotiators, and then Ministers, meet in Maui July 24-31.  However, a… Read More
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Added Sugars Labeling Proposal Dropped by Health Canada

Two billion dollars – that is what FDA estimates the food industry will spend to comply with proposed changes to the iconic “Nutrition Facts” label.  Part of that cost includes keeping records showing how much sugars companies add to processed… Read More
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John Block: “COOL” Isn’t Cool

By John R. Block As a farmer, we understand that if you have something that doesn’t work, you fix it. It will just cost you money if you ignore the problem. Somehow, the federal government doesn’t seem to understand that common sense fact. The C… Read More
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Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Food Products as Consumer Products - Additional U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Considerations

A Webinar Presented by OFW Law and Davis, LLP November 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST During this webinar, attendees will learn about additional regulatory requirements placed on medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and food products as consumer products in th… Read More
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How to Legally Import and Market Foods and Beverages in the U.S. and Canada

A Webinar Presented by OFW Law and Davis, LLP October 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST During this webinar, attendees will learn about the regulatory requirements necessary to successfully and legally import and market foods and beverages in the U.S. and Cana… Read More
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How to Legally Import and Market Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and Canada

A Webinar Presented by OFW Law and Davis, LLP October 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST During this webinar, the second of four which OFW Law and Davis LLP are teaming up to present, attendees will learn about the regulatory requirements necessary to succes… Read More
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