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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....
18 June 2021
View news from United States Dairy production in Texas appears strong despite industry setbacks
Texas dairy producers are experiencing better prices and improving market conditions as the economy continues to emerge from the pandemic, but processing limitations are holding them back, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
View news from United States Stung by pandemic and JBS cyberattacks US ranchers build new beef plants
US cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned...
View news from United States Additional pandemic aid is available for US farmers
The USDA is earmarking additional aid to farmers and ag businesses as part of its Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative....
17 June 2021
View news from United States Register now for the 2021 Animal Gut Health & Nutrition Summit
The Animal Gut Health & Nutrition Summit 2021 will be held in-person at the Hilton Hotel in Durham, North Carolina from 12 to 14 October. ...
View news from United States USDA defends debt relief for minority farmers despite legal fight
The US Agriculture Department (USDA) is defending efforts to wipe clean government-backed loans to farmers facing decades of discrimination, despite a temporary restraining order on the debt relief plan issued by a US District court last week....
16 June 2021
View news from United States USDA Secretary backs proposed meatpacking investigator
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday 15 June threw his support behind a proposal to establish a special investigator to address concerns about anti-competitive practices in the meat and poultry industries....
View news from United States US farming organizations speak out against temporary order stopping relief for minority farmers
Farming groups across the United States have issued a statement deploring a temporary restraining order that stops indigenous and minority ethnicity farmers from claiming relief under Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act....
15 June 2021
View news from United States EPA's water rule reversal a "blow to agriculture", says AFBF
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule....
14 June 2021
View news from United States USDA's Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program expands to give more opportunities to meat processors
The Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) Program has expanded to nine states, giving meat and poultry processors more opportunities to ship their products across state lines....
View news from United States USDA begins work to enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act
The Department of Agriculture will begin work on three proposed rules to support enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act, which would give farmers stronger protections from corporate abuse. ...
11 June 2021
View news from United States US ag groups petition Senate leadership for farm labor reform
The National Farmers Union (NFU) and members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) call immediate action to address worker shortages in the farm labor system....
View news from United States US invests over $4 billion to strengthen food system
The USDA has earmarked more than $4 billion to shore up critical supply chains and make green investments in the US food system....
10 June 2021
View news from United States US beef exports continue on their upward trajectory
Newly-released data from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows that April's beef exports continued to build momentum after breaking records in March 2021. ...
View news from United States JBS says it paid equivalent of $11 million in ransomware attack
Meatpacking giant JBS USA says it paid a ransom equivalent to $11 million following a cyberattack that disrupted its North American and Australian operations, the company's CEO said in a statement on 9 June....
View news from United States US ag economy barometer posts sharp declines in May
The Ag Economy Barometer fell by 20 points in May as producers remain bullish on farmland values....
09 June 2021
View news from United States ADM throws its weight behind the Genesis Consortium to support sustainability start-ups
ADM joins the Genesis Consortium to promote next-generation start-ups that drive advancements in sustainability, nutrition, health and wellness....
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