The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food. USDA is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees at more than 4,500 locations across the U.S. and abroad.
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WACA - Legislative Preview Conference - 2022 - WSDA Update (December 13, 2022) - Summary
The WSDA Legislative Liaison reviewed department work impacting hemp and cannabis rules before taking questions about staffing and issues expected in the 2023 legislative session.
WSLCB - Board Caucus (July 19, 2022) - Social Equity Programs
An expert briefing on social equity programs was a “depressing" preview of challenges any effort to distinguish applicants by race-based criteria would likely face before a “hostile” federal judiciary.
The Week Ahead (September 6, 2021)
Summer is “officially” over as judged by policymaking on traceability, 2022 legislation, synthesized cannabinoids, and medical cannabis taxation in the week ahead.
The Week Ahead (October 5, 2020)
WSLCB opened its virtual doors more widely for a second BIPOC engagement and the Traceability 2.0 work group may hear about a sole source contract to renew the open data portal.
The Week Ahead (September 7, 2020)
On Tuesday, the USDA planned to reopen public comment on the Interim Final Rule establishing the federal Domestic Hemp Production Program.
The Week Ahead (June 15, 2020)
The technological leap into remote meetings required by the State’s response to the pandemic continued to challenge the WSLCB’s commitment to transparency.