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28 August 2021
View news from United States Rural America gets record-breaking investment in FY 2021
USDA investments and support for rural working capital needs will help create or save more than 12,000 jobs in rural America....
27 August 2021
View news from United States US proposes increased zoonotic disease surveillance as part of American Rescue Plan
The USDA has unveiled a proposed framework to overhaul surveillance for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging zoonotic diseases and build an early warning system....
25 August 2021
View news from United States USDA issues new guidance on the Packers and Stockyards Act
The National Farmers Union is welcoming new USDA guidance on enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act provision, saying that it helps promote economic competition. ...
View news from United States USDA updates CFAP 2 aid for livestock and poultry contract producers
The USDA is including contract livestock and poultry producers in the latest update of COVID-19 assistance. ...
View news from United States Additional 2.8 million acres of US farmland go to the Conservation Reserve Program
The US has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021....
View news from United States Appeals court finds Kansas ag-gag law unconstitutional
Coalition of animal welfare and worker safety groups welcome the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that strikes down Kansas's "ag-gag" law on free speech grounds. ...
24 August 2021
View news from United States US farmers and ranchers brace for tropical storm Henri
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding American communities in the path of storm Henri that post-disaster assistance is available....
23 August 2021
View news from United States US cattle inventory is down in latest report
Latest analysis from AFBF finds that the USDA's August Cattle on Feed Report shows decreased inventory and placements at the low end of what was forecast. ...
View news from United States Opinion: prioritizing diversity in US agriculture can keep the sector competitive
Dairy farmer and president of the New York Farm Bureau David Fisher is encouraging US farmers to seek out diverse viewpoints, saying "if we narrow our thoughts, we may miss an opportunity."...
20 August 2021
View news from United States New financial assistance is available to US dairy farmers
The USDA has announced new improvements to the Dairy Safety Net and New Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program, taking first steps in an over $2 billion package of assistance for dairy farmers. ...
View news from United States USDA greenlights extra aid for organic certification
The USDA is accepting applications from farmers to help cover costs for organic certification....
18 August 2021
View news from United States US food stamp program gets first update in 45 years
The US Department of Agriculture has modernized the Thrifty Food Plan and updated SNAP benefits, giving needy Americans improved access to affordable nutrition. ...
17 August 2021
View news from United States CattleFax expects record beef demand in the US
Surging beef demand from US consumers and tight supplies are expected in 2022, according to research from CattleFax. ...
View news from United States OSHA recommends mask-wearing for vaccinated meat plant workers
OSHA, the US agency that regulates workplace safety issued guidance urging employers to require many fully vaccinated workers to wear masks to protect unvaccinated colleagues and customers, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases....
15 August 2021
View news from United States USDA explores solutions for food waste in the US and abroad
The USDA will host a virtual roundtable on 15 September that focuses on policies and approaches that successfully reduce food waste....
13 August 2021
View news from United States US cattle industry commits to climate neutrality by 2040
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) solidified US cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of US cattle industry sustainability goals....
12 August 2021
View news from United States Targeted grazing helps contain wildfires in the US Great Basin
Using cattle grazing to create firebreaks on landscapes invaded by cheatgrass has successfully contained three rangeland wildfires in four years in the Great Basin—the latest being the Welch wildfire near Elko, Nevada, on 18 July....
11 August 2021
View news from United States US Senate passes the INVEST in America act
In a 69-30 vote, the US Senate passed the INVEST in America Act, which would allocate $1.2 trillion towards updating national infrastructure. The bill will now go to the House for consideration....
View news from United States Tyson Foods says 5,400 employees take COVID-19 shots after vaccine mandate
About 5,400 Tyson Foods Inc employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or received their first shots since the meat processor last week ordered its entire US workforce to be vaccinated by November....
10 August 2021
View news from United States Tyson Foods raises prices, scrambles to keep up with inflation
Tyson Foods Inc cannot increase prices for chicken and prepared foods fast enough to keep pace with rising costs for raw materials like grain, Chief Executive Donnie King said on 9 August, after the company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings....
View news from United States American Farm Bureau Federation voices support for infrastructure legislation
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to all 100 US senators to highlight its support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ...
09 August 2021
View news from United States Asian Longhorned Tick is spreading in US, vigilance needed
It’s time to be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned tick. While this tick is native to East Asia, it is spreading across the United States and has come as far east as Arkansas and as far north as New York. ...
05 August 2021
View news from United States CME live cattle firm on scarce supply, firmer cash markets
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures firmed on Wednesday as cash trade firmed and wholesale beef prices march higher, traders said....
View news from United States CME Group launches first trades of Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures have launched and are available for trading. ...
02 August 2021
View news from United States Promising vaccine development to control Johne’s Disease
Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). ...
31 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Awards $12 Million in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $12 million in Farm to School Grants this year, announcing awards to 176 grantees, the most projects funded since the program began in 2013....
30 July 2021
View news from United States NFU tells US Senate Committee farmers worse off due to corporate power
Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew today told the...
28 July 2021
View news from United States Profit-taking drags down CME livestock futures
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on Tuesday after rising to their highest price in more than three weeks, while feeder cattle pulled back from contract highs on Monday. ...
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