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USDA’s Grass-Fed Meat Labeling Regulations Changed in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rescinded the labeling standard for grass-fed meat on January 12, 2016 in a Federal Register notice. The posting states “AMS has determined that certain services do not fit within the Agency’s statutory mandate to facilitate the marketing of U.S. agricultural products.” It also sites potential regularity …

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New Year Brings New Fertilizer Regulations

Beginning New Year’s Day of 2014, a new law went into effect that state lawmakers, environmental advocates, and lawn care professionals hope will reduce Florida’s decades-long problem with stormwater runoff pollution.  The law states that all lawn care professionals applying fertilizer as part of their business must pass a Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/new-year-brings-new-fertilizer-regulations/

New Small Farm Poultry and Egg Regulations Coming

Regulation changes are close which will make it more economically feasible for small poultry producers to sell poultry and eggs A public hearing relative to Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operations, Chapter 5K-4 of the Florida Administrative Code was held Friday, May 24, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. Public comment was taken on the proposed rule …

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