David Lyons

David Lyons

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Key Gains for U.S. Agriculture in Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – have reached agreement on the landmark Trans-Pacific...more

10/12/2015 - Food Manufacturers Tariffs Trade Policy Trade Relations Trans-Pacific Partnership USDA

Shrinking Sanctions: New Changes Allow U.S. Companies to Establish Cuban Business Presence

Policy changes announced by the Obama administration on September 18 will allow U.S. food and agriculture companies, U.S. telecommunications companies and U.S. building material supplier companies to establish a business...more

9/24/2015 - CACR Cuba Exports Food Manufacturers Foreign Relations Imports Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel U.S. Commerce Department

EPA Releases Final Waters of the U.S. Rule

On Thursday, May 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released the final rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which the agencies have renamed the Clean Water...more

5/29/2015 - Clean Water Act EPA Final Rules Legislative Agendas US Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the United States

Is a Drone in Your Farm's Future? Federal Aviation Administration Proposes Drone Rule

After a four-year wait, on February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the long anticipated proposed rule to allow the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, (drones) for commercial purposes. Other...more

2/18/2015 - Airspace Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Proposed Regulation Unmanned Aircraft Systems

EPA Delay of 2014 RFS Rule Increases Potential for Congressional Activity

On November 21, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would further delay finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumetric blending requirements until 2015. This announcement put the...more

11/26/2014 - Delays EPA Legislative Agendas Renewable Fuel Standard

Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Panels Discussed at FDA Public Meeting

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss the two proposed rule changes to the Nutrition Facts panels seen on most packaged foods in the U.S....more

7/3/2014 - FDA Food Labeling Nutrition Facts Labels Proposed Regulation Public Meetings

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