Business / Agriculture / Federal Insecticide: P.L. 80-44 (June 25, 1947), as amended, is the basic authority that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the sales and uses of pesticides. The federal government began regulating pesticides in 1910 for the purpose of preventing the exploitation of farmers from adulterated and ineffective products. The original 1947 FIFRA was the first effort to address potential risks to human health. FIFRA was completely revised in 1972 (P.L. 92-516) to become the basis for current federal policy. The law directs EPA to restrict the use of pesticides to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on people and the environment taking into account the costs and benefits of various uses. The sale of any pesticide is prohibited unless it has gone through registration and is labeled to show the approved uses and restrictions.
Business / Finance / Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae): A bank administered under the U.S. Farm Credit Administration that provides long-term mortgage credit to farmers for agriculture-related expenditures. MORE
Business / Agriculture / Federal Meat Inspection Act Of 1906: Enacted June 30, 1906, as chapter 3913, 34 Stat. 674, and substantially amended by the Wholesome Meat Act 1967 (P.L. 90-201), requires USDA to inspect all cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and horses when MORE
Business / Real Estate / Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA): Popularly known as Fannie Mae, an active participant in the secondary mortgage market. Fannie Mae was established as a federal agency in 1938 for the purpose of purchasing FHA loans from loan originat MORE