All agriculture haulers could be exempted from using electronic logging devices (ELD) if the latest version of the Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 advances through Congress.
The House of Representatives has debuted their own Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, which is similar to the Senate version and grants greater hours of service flexibility to livestock haulers.
A bill has recently been signed into law in Oklahoma that will prohibit deceptive or misleading labeling of meat products, and in essence prevents cell cultured or plant based products from using meat terms.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives and is yet another legislative proposal that offers fixes for livestock haulers regarding hours of service rules.