Sunday, February 7, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Bear, please come home! Missing since October 22, 2014, black Manx cat (no tail), shy. Reward! Help him find his way home. 210-635-7560.

VideoMissing: Male Boxer, since evening of Jan. 4, Hwy. 97 West, rear of Promised Land Creamery, $500 REWARD. Call 830-391-2240 with information.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Office Assistant needed for Construction Co. in Stockdale, must pass background and drug test, accounting experience necessary, pay based on experience. Mail Resume to P.O. Box 430, Stockdale, TX 78160.
Actively seeking a CDL driver, Floresville, TX., must have a VALID Class A driver license, clean driving record, and minimum 5 years’ driving experience. Responsibilities include hauling equipment and plastic to and from location. Driver is in charge of maintaining cleanliness and maintenance of vehicle. There is no set schedule, hours vary and traveling is involved. Call Mustang Energy Services, 830-393-1034.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Comment period nears for food safety rules




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
May 1, 2013 | 4,556 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN -- More than 270 organizations, food businesses, and farms requested an extension March 6 of the comment period for two major proposed food safety rules. The groups seek more time to assess the effects of the 1,200 pages of rules on family farms and small food businesses, according to a Farm and Ranch Freedom press release.

The new regulations are an effort to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act passed by Congress and signed into law by the president in 2011. Unless extended, the public comment period closes Thursday, May 16.

“Hundreds of thousands of family farmers and family-scale food producers will be subject to extensive new regulations,” said Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “took two years to develop the proposed rules, and our members need more than 120 days in order to understand all of the implications and submit substantive comments.”

In a letter sent to the FDA, the letter notes that many farmers, including those of Amish faith, do not have easy access through the Internet to FDA documents or information on the proposals.

The proposed rules set standards for on-farm activities in growing and harvesting produce, as well as establishing new Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for food manufacturers, including on-farm processing of foods.

In the letter, the organizations point out that farms in different parts of the country face different challenges due to topography, geology, and climate.

For more information, contact McGeary at 512-484-8821 or Judith@farmandranchfreedom.org.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Coupons ag-right
Triple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyEast Central Driving SchoolVoncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.