Policy/Regulatory

Inflation

Biden Calls on Congress to Suspend the Federal Gas Tax for 3 Months

The president asks state and local governments to provide additional relief as gas prices hover around $5 a gallon on average nationally.

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USDA Unveils Framework to Transform the Food System

The USDA said its efforts will create more and better markets that will benefit both producers and consumers, as well as address longstanding issues intensified by the pandemic.

The president also launched a new initiative, Operation Fly Formula, that OKs the use of Department of Defense commercial aircraft to pick up overseas product that meets U.S. health and safety standards.

Beginning May 4, retailers in the Garden State are prohibited from providing or selling customers with single-use plastic carryout bags.

NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrara wrote a letter on April 20 to lawmakers thanking them for their bipartisan, bicameral efforts urging Visa and Mastercard to do without their planned swipe fee rate increases. 

The agency, which noted that more than 160 foods are known to cause food allergic reactions, is looking looks to evaluate emerging evidence “in a consistent and transparent manner.”

The nation's top court will decide if California can ban the purchase of meat from animals raised in tight confines.

The department launched the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance to grant applicants and grant-funded projects, as cases of bird flu sweep the United States.

From new regulations to more holistic views of sustainability, here are three top trends to watch in 2022.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is "going to increase the inflationary pressure, and this is not what we needed, obviously, on a lot of different fronts," says FMI's tax, trade, sustainability and policy VP.

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