June 1, 2016

News 9 May 31, 2016 by GRANT HERMES OKLAHOMA CITY – In the heat of an Oklahoma summer water is king. And fears over a lack of it aren’t far behind. Those same concerns are at the heart of the controversy over Oklahoma’s state question 777 named Right to Farm. If passed …

May 16, 2016

BNA May 13, 2016 by Tripp Baltz May 9 — The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill (H.B. 2579) that would bar cities, towns and other municipalities from imposing non-wage compensation requirements on private employers. The measure, which says the regulation of certain employee benefits is a matter of statewide concern, …

May 3, 2016

Think Progress May 3, 2016 by ALAN PYKE With the Supreme Court’s decision Monday not to hear the fast food industry’s lawsuit against Seattle, the nation’s first $15 minimum wage law is safe – and opponents of higher pay floors for U.S. workers are running low on options. The decision upholds …

March 15, 2016

The Cornucopia Institute 3/14/16 Last week, Senators Jeff Merkley (OR), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation to require that consumer food packaging displays genetically engineered (GE) ingredient labeling. The Senators’ legislation, the Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act (S.2621), presents an alternative to the primarily Republican-backed Biotechnology Labeling Solutions …

March 7, 2016

by Crop Protection News Reports Mar 3, 2016  Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee,  introduced a proposal on Feb. 19 for national pre-emption on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling. The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) applauds the proposal, but knows the Senate must act quickly before the …