COVID-19 Survey of Federal and State Price Gouging Laws – King & Spalding

https://www.kslaw.com/pages/covid-19-survey-of-federal-and-state-price-gouging-laws In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government, many states, and even some counties and municipalities have invoked emergency powers and issued a variety of executive-level orders to protect the public health. In many states, these orders have triggered “price gouging” laws that directly control the prices businesses may legally charge for… Continue reading COVID-19 Survey of Federal and State Price Gouging Laws – King & Spalding

Supermarkets Are Stockpiling Inventory as Food Costs Rise – WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/supermarkets-are-stockpiling-inventory-as-food-costs-rise-11625572980 Supermarkets are stocking up on everything from sugar to frozen meat before they get more pricey, girding for what some executives anticipate will be some of the highest price increases in recent memory. Some supermarkets said they are buying and storing supplies to keep their shelves full amid stronger demand. Grocery sales in the U.S.… Continue reading Supermarkets Are Stockpiling Inventory as Food Costs Rise – WSJ

Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill

https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0bEmTbJU?s=a3&pd=08Jm5VVO CNN)Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Sunday evening that the bipartisan group of senators has finalized legislative text of the infrastructure bill, after hours of last-minute additions and edits to the more than 2,000-page legislation.”The bipartisan group of senators has finished writing the text of the infrastructure bill,” the New York Democrat said,… Continue reading Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill

Animas River spill 2015-08-06

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Animas_River_spill_2015-08-06.JPG The Animas River between Silverton and Durango in Colorado, USA, within 24 hours of the 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill.

U.S. Government Advances Anti-Hunger, Climate Initiatives at Food Systems Pre-Summit

ROME, July 30, 2021 – In the leadup to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September, U.S. government officials took part in the Pre-Summit Ministerial meeting in Rome July 26-28, advancing proposals, building coalitions, and seeking solutions to end hunger and poverty and build more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems.  Deputy Secretary of Agriculture… Continue reading U.S. Government Advances Anti-Hunger, Climate Initiatives at Food Systems Pre-Summit

Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman Welcome Senate Confirmation of USDA General Counsel Janie Hipp

Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman Welcome Senate Confirmation of USDA General Counsel Janie Hipp WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed Janie Hipp by voice vote to serve as General Counsel for… Continue reading Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman Welcome Senate Confirmation of USDA General Counsel Janie Hipp

The Delta whiplash is here

This week marked a turning point: Delta caught the country off guard and forced us to revisit our mitigation strategies. Then: Here’s what to read and watch as July turns into August. The Delta whiplash is here. A leaked CDC report, along with some new data released by the agency, put this week’s updated mask rules in context: This… Continue reading The Delta whiplash is here

FYI & ACTION: Action Alert: We Need Co-sponsors for U.S.A. Beef Act

Subject: We Need Co-sponsors for U.S.A. Beef Act Background: Since 2015, R-CALF USA has pushed Congress to reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling (mCOOL) for beef. We continue pushing today. In 2019, South Dakota Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune introduced a bill to preserve the “Product of USA” label only for beef born, raised, and slaughtered… Continue reading FYI & ACTION: Action Alert: We Need Co-sponsors for U.S.A. Beef Act