January 24, 2020 Publication Ending

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After a decade of writing the daily, comprehensive, early morning reports, FarmPolicy is ending publication on Friday, April 3.

Since February 2009, the Washington, D.C. based law firm McLeod, Watkinson and Miller has provided financial support to I am very grateful for the support McLeod has provided during this time.

Additionally, I would like to thank the Champaign, Il based law firm Bartell Powell for providing an excellent work environment and office accommodations for the past year.

I will be spending more time with my five children (15, 12, 9, 6 and, 10 months) and continue my role as their primary caregiver.

Thanks for reading FarmPolicy.

Keith Good

Tuesday Morning Update: Policy Issues; and the Ag Economy

Policy Issues

Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “The House Agriculture Committee will examine the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology labeling laws at a hearing Tuesday morning.

“Lawmakers are pushing for a federal law that would require manufacturers to label all genetically engineered foods and any food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.

“The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, which Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced in the House and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced in the Senate, would direct the Food and Drug Administration to enforce the new rule.”