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Florida senator assails ‘sewage garlic’

- Analysis
The use of human waste in Chinese produce has been brought to the nation’s attention by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL).

Grocer, NGA member testifies in Senate committee hearing on Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Retail
NGA member and CEO of Fresh Encounter Inc., Michael Needler Jr., a third-generation independent grocer who operates nearly 100 grocery stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights on the effect of enhanced consolidation and buyer power in the marketplace.

USApple CEO urges Senate action on Farm Workforce Modernization Act

- General News
USApple President & CEO Jim Bair spoke at a press conference September 15 on Capitol Hill urging Senate action on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. He joined Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), as well as other agriculture industry leaders as part of the American Business Immigration Coalition.

Ten Democratic Senators question USDA Food Box program

- General News
Ten Democratic senators sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue questioning the efficiency and effectiveness of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program.