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Becker, Geoffrey S.

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Works: 183 works in 654 publications in 1 language and 8,988 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey S Becker
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") : current and proposed safeguards by Sarah A Lister( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an overview of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or “mad cow disease”) in the United States. Shortly after the first case of BSE was announced, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other officials announced measures to improve existing safeguards against the introduction and spread of BSE. This report discusses trade restrictions, the live-stock “feed ban”, as well as the BSE surveillance and testing in cattle
Farm economic relief : issues and options for Congress by Jasper Womach( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses issues regarding Agriculture funding, specifically the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act (P.L. 104-127), which prescribed farm commodity support policy through 2002
Country-of-origin labeling for foods : current law and proposed changes by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2002 farm bill (P.L. 107-171) required retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling for fresh produce, red meats, peanuts, and seafood by September 30, 2004. Congress twice postponed implementation for all but seafood; COOL now must be implemented by September 30, 2008. In the 110th Congress, a new omnibus farm bill (P.L. 110-246) maintains this date but modifies some labeling and record-keeping requirements and extends the law to goat meat, chicken, ginseng, pecans, and macadamia nuts. Elsewhere, some lawmakers have proposed new COOL requirements for other foods and food ingredients, as part of a proposed overhaul of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
The 2002 farm bill : overview and status by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the provisions of the 1996 farm bill, which was due to expire in 2002 but was extended (P.L. 107-171) for an additional 6 years on May 13, 2002
Humane treatment of farm animals : overview and selected issues by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal protection activists in the United States have long sought legislation to modify or curtail some practices considered by U.S. agriculture to be both acceptable and necessary to animal health. Some Members of Congress over the years have offered various bills that would affect animal care on the farm, during transport, or at slaughter. The House and Senate Agriculture Committees from time to time have held hearings on farm animal welfare issues, but their members generally express a preference for voluntary rather than regulatory approaches to humane methods of care. This report briefly provides an overview of the subject
Agricultural trade issues in the 107th Congress by Charles Hanrahan( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 107th Congress is considering trade issues with implications for the U.S. agricultural sector. Trade in agricultural commodities and food products affects farm income and rural employment, and it also generates economic activity beyond the farm gate. With agricultural export sales the equivalent of one-quarter of farm income, some policymakers view U.S. efforts to develop market opportunities overseas as vital to the sector’s financial health. Decisions taken by the Bush Administration, and actions taken by Congress, thus will affect the outlook for agricultural trade
Animal identification and meat traceability by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture and fast track trade legislation by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senate and House committees in October reported legislation for new fast track authority enabling the Administration to negotiate trade agreements with foreign countries and to submit them to Congress for consideration under expedited procedures. Many agricultural and food industry interests are among the export-dependent enterprises that support new fast track authority, arguing that foreign trading partners will not seriously negotiate with an Administration that lacks it. However, some agricultural groups argue that fast track provides them with inadequate opportunities for dealing with their issues, and that it ultimately will lead to new agreements that benefit foreign more than U.S. producers, at least in some commodity sectors. Neither bill was taken to the floor in 1997 because of insufficient votes for passage in the House. However, the President is expected to seek approval in 1998
Agricultural trade issues in the 106th Congress by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad cow disease : agricultural issues for Congress by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discuses lumber imports from Canada and provides a concise historical account of the dispute, summarizes the subsidy and injury evidence, and discusses the current issues and events
Federal farm promotion ("check-off") programs by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses legislation establishing national generic promotion ("check-off') programs for 20 specified farm commodities. Thirteen of the 20 authorized programs are now in effect
Mad cow disease and U.S. beef trade by Charles Hanrahan( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 110th Congress is expected to monitor closely U.S. efforts to regain foreign markets that banned U.S. beef when a cow in Washington state tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) in December 2003. Rebuilding foreign confidence in the safety of U.S. beef and cattle has been impeded by two other confirmed U.S. cases of BSE, announced June 2005 and March 2006. The four major U.S. beef export markets, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Korea, are again accepting U.S. product. Resumption of beef trade with Japan and Korea has not gone smoothly. Japan temporarily suspended all U.S. exports when prohibited materials were discovered in a shipment, but trade has now resumed. Korea rejected some shipments with bone fragments, but has not prohibited all export trade. This report will be updated.1"--Page 1
Meat and poultry inspection : background and selected issues by Geoffrey S Becker( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) must inspect most meat, poultry, and processed egg products for safety, wholesomeness, and labeling. Federal inspectors or their state counterparts are present at all times in virtually all slaughter plants and for at least part of each day in establishments that further process meat and poultry products. Debate has ensued for decades over whether this system, designed in the early 1900s, has kept pace with changes in the food production and marketing industries
Farm and food support under USDA's section 32 program by Geoffrey S Becker( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horse slaughter prevention bills and issues by Geoffrey S Becker( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad cow disease : are we safe?( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is far from clear whether adequate measures are being taken in America to protect the people from this terrifying disease. The major problem is a tug-of-war between the desires of the meat processors to maximize profits and the people to be protected. The USDA has so far maintained a solid record which may be tested in the near future
Farm "counter-cyclical assistance" by Geoffrey S Becker( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses recently approved legislation reauthorizing major farm income and commodity price support programs through crop year 2007. This legislation includes new “counter-cyclical assistance” programs for grains, cotton, oilseeds, peanuts, and milk. The intent of counter-cyclical assistance is to provide more government support when farm prices and/or incomes decline, and less support when they improve. In fact, farmers have, for many years, been eligible for various forms of counter-cyclical assistance. At issue has been the need for, and potential impacts of, another counter-cyclical program
Agricultural biotechnology : the U.S.-EU dispute by Geoffrey S Becker( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seafood inspection issues by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. food and agricultural imports : safeguards and selected issues by Geoffrey S Becker( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue was explored at numerous congressional hearings in 2007 and 2008, and Members of Congress introduced a variety of bills to modify or overhaul the current system. Some sought broad reforms in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight of both food and drug safety, including of imports
 
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