This Week’s Policy Watch

Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use flexibility in the Endangered Species Act to recognize economic harm as a consideration in designating critical habitat; Farm Bureau offered positive remarks this week on USDA’s proposal to protect the integrity of the USDA Organic seal; cost and confidentiality are among the issues Nebraska Farm Bureau raised with USDA as the agency develops a plan for moving to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags for livestock disease traceability programming; and the Farm Service Agency has set an Oct. 30 deadline for sign-up for the WHIP+ Disaster Assistance Program. Read more about these stories in this week’s Policy Watch.

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