The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on how a federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. agriculture.
A document published in the Federal Register on Wednesday says comments must be received within 390 days.
The 2014 Farm Bill charged Agriculture Secretary Vilsack with developing a report describing the advantages of a federal standard of identity for honey.
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In the Kitchen with "Across the Fence"
recently featured these great honey recipes!
The VBA Meetings Calendar has been updated to reflect the just-announced schedule of beekeeping workshops for the 2013 season. Workshops are held on Saturdays -weather permitting - and are a great way for beginners to learn how to become a beekeeper and for experienced "beeks" to brush up on their skills. (Rain days are the following day.)
Northwestern Vermont Beekeepers:
If you do, you'll have access to articles like this and books and other materials not available to the general public! Of course, you must be a member of the Vermont Beekeepers Association to take advantage of these benefits. Join today!
- Last Updated on August 30, 2013
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