Published in Farm Bill 2013,FSMA on September 11, 2013.
While in Washington, D.C., members of the New England Farmers Union (including NEFU president Roger Noonan) visited with Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2). A member of the House Agriculture Committee, Courtney is a strong advocate for a five year farm bill. In addition to discussing the importance of farm bill passage, NEFU thanked Courtney for his leadership on food safety. Courtney has encouraged the Food and Drug Administration to create food safety rules that work for the scale and agricultural practices in New England.