Biobased Labeling & Animals Seized

Biobased Labeling & Animals Seized

Biobased Labeling & Animals Seized. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report. 

The USDA’s new BioPreferred program calls for voluntary certification and labeling for qualifying biobased products. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan explains the checks and balances used to ensure products with biobased labeling meet proper certification. 

MERRIGAN: We are going to require applicants to submit certain kinds of information and we will be contracting with ASTM International, the existing third party certifying agency and they will be arranging for product biobased content testing by independent laboratories using the ASTM biobased content testing standard.

Dozens of malnourished horses and livestock are being treated after authorities say they were being severely neglected at a farm in Payette County. The Payette County Sheriff's Office, the Idaho Humane Society, and the Idaho Department of Agriculture rescued nearly 70 animals from a property in New Plymouth Tuesday and Wednesday.  That includes 27 horses, 15 sheep, 13 llamas, 9 pigs, 2 cows, goats and 1 dog. According to the Idaho Humane Society, the conditions of the property and many of the animals were deplorable.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.


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