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Vegetable farmer, and new Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets, Richard Ball
Vegetable farmer, and new Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets, Richard Ball

Farmers fear food safety rules too costly

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing new food safety rules for produce farmers across the country. The FDA wants to reduce the number of people getting sick from things like spinach, cilantro, or peanuts contaminated with harmful bacteria.

The FDA asked for comments on the rules this year. Thousands of Upstate New York farmers responded. Many of them criticized the rules, saying they could spoil their livelihood. The FDA recently announced it's responding to the objections.  Go to full article

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