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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 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 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....
08 June 2021
View news from United States USDA invests $1 billion in food bank capacity as part of the Build Back Better initiative
The USDA will invest $1 billion to purchase healthy food and shore up food bank capacity as part of the new Build Back Better Initiative. ...
View news from United States American Farm Bureau urges administration to act amid surge of undocumented immigrants
The recent increase in undocumented immigration is raising concerns among US farming and ranching families, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
05 June 2021
View news from United States The US launches the annual Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive
The USDA has kicked off the annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign and has created a website that makes it easy to participate, measure donations and share success stories....
04 June 2021
View news from United States JBS says that all facilities are back online after weekend cyberattack
All of meatpacker JBS SA's global facilities are fully operational after a weekend cyberattack disrupted much of its North American and Australian operations....
03 June 2021
View news from United States JBS plants across North America and Australia reopen
JBS SA employees started returning to work at meat plants on 2 June, a day after the company's beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia....
02 June 2021
View news from United States US says ransomware attack on JBS likely came from Russia
Brazil's JBS SA told the U.S. government that a ransomware attack on the company that disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization likely based in Russia, the White House said on 1 June....
View news from United States President Biden's proposed budget would ramp up USDA funding
President Biden's $6 trillion 2022 budget request would significantly increase USDA funding and advance farm infrastructure, says National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). ...
01 June 2021
View news from United States Cyber attack hits JBS meat plants in Australia and North America
Australian and North American units of the world's largest meat works were hit over the weekend by an organized cyber attack on its information systems, Brazil's JBS SA said in a statement....
28 May 2021
View news from United States USDA expects record farm exports for 2021
The US Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects fiscal year 2021 US farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record....
View news from United States More than 450 farm groups urge US Congress to invest in climate-focused agriculture
Over 450 farming and rural organizations are calling on Congress to invest $200 billion on climate-friendly farming improvements and infrastructure as part of the American Jobs Plan....
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