**The Senate Ag Committee has approved a bill to reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, which requires companies to pay fees to help fund registration applications and reviews conducted by the EPA.
The measure cleared the committee by voice vote last week
The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period for a proposal that would address the use of the term “natural” on food labels. The agency is now taking comments until May 10th of 2016. When FDA proposed the rule in November, it was asking for comment on whether it’s appropriate to define the term “natural;” if the agency should define the term; and how the agency should determine
FISHING-OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions.
KING-TV reports that as of Monday, no fishing will be allowed within the park...