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23 July 2021
View news from United States USDA clarifies program for livestock producers who suffered losses from depopulation
The USDA has announced the details for its new Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP), an initiative that support livestock farmers who suffered losses and depopulation from COVID-19 supply chain stresses. ...
View news from United States AFB President Duvall hosts Mexico leaders for wide-ranging discussions on trade and agriculture
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall hosted Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, and Esteban Moctezuma Barragón, Mexico’s Ambassador to the US. ...
16 July 2021
View news from United States US restaurant chains fail to stop antibiotic overuse in beef supplies
A new Chain Reaction Report finds that many restaurant chains across the US are not doing enough to curb the use of medically important antibiotics in their beef supplies. ...
14 July 2021
View news from United States USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
View news from United States "Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
12 July 2021
View news from United States US pledges $500 million to boost meat processing capacity
The US government will invest at least $500 million to expand beef, pork and poultry processing capacity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday, after consumers faced limits on meat purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic last year....
View news from United States Climate variability challenges US cattle producers
Mother Nature provided increasingly inconsistent precipitation for the Great Plains over the past decade, impacting grasslands, forage systems and beef production in the region—and scientists expect that trend to intensify....
11 July 2021
View news from United States Want to learn how to combat food waste at home?
The USDA is providing new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste and lower their environmental footprint....
10 July 2021
View news from United States New study finds that it can be hard to eat healthy when relying on US food assistance programs
Nearly nine out of 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants face barriers in providing their household with a healthy diet throughout the month, based on a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
08 July 2021
View news from United States Rising input costs causing concern for US farmers, says Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer fell for a second straight month in June 2021, with farmers being less optimistic about the future and growing more concerned about input costs....
View news from United States Rumen additive and controlled energy benefit dairy cows during dry period
Getting nutrition right during a dairy cow’s dry period can make a big difference to her health and the health of her calf. But it’s also a key contributor to her milk yield after calving....
07 July 2021
View news from United States President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
06 July 2021
View news from United States Blistering temperatures across the Northwestern US threaten animals, farmers and workers
The Northwestern United States experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record last week, putting crops, livestock, farmers and workers in danger, says the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
04 July 2021
View news from United States The cost of a cookout for the 4th of July is close to a year ago
New analysis from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) finds that US consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade...
02 July 2021
View news from United States US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
View news from United States US farm groups applaud Senate passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) welcome the Senate passage of the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act and await the House version of the bill....
30 June 2021
View news from United States May 2021 US Cold Storage report shows declines in beef and other meat supplies
The most recent Cold Storage report from the US shows that stocks of red meat and poultry have declined alongside supplies of chilled fruit, according to AFBF market analysis....
View news from United States US judge blocks $4 billion debt relief program for minority farmers
A US federal judge has temporarily blocked a part of the Biden administration's federal stimulus relief package that forgave agricultural debts to farmers of color....
29 June 2021
View news from United States US Supreme court limits union organizing power in its farm-access ruling
The US Supreme Court again tightened the reins on organized labor in its ruling on the Cedar Point Nursery vs Hassid case, declaring that a decades-old California regulation that let union organizers enter agricultural properties without an employer’s...
View news from United States Sacred cow - the nutritional, environmental and ethical case for better meat
Diana Rodgers, producer and director of the documentary Sacred Cow, wants you to know that eating red meat is good for you and, when raised well, good for the environment....
28 June 2021
View news from United States “Your Shot at Free Meat For a Year” Sweepstakes by JBS USA, Pilgrim's Encourages Vaccination
JBS USA and Pilgrim’s announced the “Your Shot at Free Meat for a Year” program to encourage the vaccination of Americans in the rural communities where the company operates....
View news from United States Could super-charged cattle embryos solve world food challenges?
URBANA, Ill. – What if, in the next five to 10 years, we could double or triple milk and meat availability in developing countries without converting more land to cattle production? Millions of hunger-related deaths and nutritional deficiencies could...
27 June 2021
View news from United States US joins Global School Meals Coalition
The US is set to join a global coalition that will improve the nutrition, health and education of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide....
25 June 2021
View news from United States Beef cattle grazing more help than harm for endangered plants, animals
Research recently published in the journal Sustainability documents a role for livestock grazing to support the conservation of imperiled plant and animal species in California....
24 June 2021
View news from United States Drought area concerning in US West
The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is useful here - extreme and exceptional drought claim a significant portion of the West. ...
23 June 2021
View news from United States American Farm Bureau Urges US Senate to Address Increasing Volatility in Cattle Markets
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on the scheduled US Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on price volatility in cattle markets....
21 June 2021
View news from United States USDA likely to reinstate organic animal welfare protections
The USDA has announced that it will be reinstating animal welfare standards on farms producing organic meat governed by the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. ...
View news from United States Why do four large companies control the US beef and meat industry?
US lawmakers are seeking increased oversight of the beef sector as concerns about anticompetitive behavior increase after the pandemic and a cyberattack on a major meat company, JBS USA....
 
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