Like the settlers that fanned across the plains during westward expansion, pioneer riparian trees like cottonwoods and willows are particularly hardy and well suited to the unpredictable life of a changing river.
On this cleared land along both the main channel and the abandoned channels of a river, the new plants that begin to grow are typically good pioneers the early arrivers that have strategies to deal with lots of environmental stresses.
Due in part to their fast growth and large size, these pioneer tree species provide important structure and function, for example, in food web dynamics, nutrient cycling, erosion control, and as a habitat for fish (as trees and branches fall into the river) and wildlife.
For the Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food in particular, we will be looking to the see whether FDA made much-needed adjustments to the final. Last week, Senator Bennet delivered a letter to FDA, emphasizing this very point.
- This critical language championed by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)
- Will undertake a thorough analysis of the final rules and provide information
- Intent behind it to avoid placing additional
Definition of what constitutes a farm, in order to draw a clearer line between farms that are covered by the new facility rule and farms that are not.