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New Jersey Farm Bureau News

Among nearly 20,000 written comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on draft rules regarding produce and preventive controls are letters from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), which is trying to nudge FDA into doing a second draft of the rules, made sure the media would notice several of the recently filed letters with return postmarks from the Hill.

Click here to read more from the Food Safety News.

Open-space preservation remains a popular initiative among state voters, but state legislators and the Christie administration aren’t so enthusiastic.

Across New Jersey, seven out of 10 ballot questions dealing with raising funds to maintain parks and open space won approval from voters on Tuesday, which conservationists say again demonstrated public support for efforts to keep drinking water clean, as well as preserving parks and green spaces.

But will lawmakers follow through on voter’s wishes?Click here to read more from NJ Spotlight.