The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Proposed poultry inspection changes get mixed review

As the Agriculture Department today a proposed some changes in chicken and turkey inspection, the chicken industry expressed enthusiasm for the plan while some consumer groups were critical of it. Read More...

NOAA, USTR, food safety reorganization plans draw concern

Consumer and farm groups continue to expressed concerns about a reorganization that would move the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Interior Department, move the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative into a new agency that would replace the Commerce Department, and possibly consolidate the food safety agencies in the future. Read More...

Reorganization proposal could impact food safety, USTR

President Barack Obama’s proposal, announced today, to reorganize six agencies that promote business and trade would not have an immediate impact on agriculture, but it could have an impact down the line on trade agencies and on food safety inspections if Congress grants Obama “consolidation authority.” Read More...