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02 September 2021
View news from United States Extreme heat and drought threatens $500 billion in new US costs by 2050
Worsening extreme heat is likely to significantly boost economic and public health costs in the United States without a major course correction on climate change, researchers said in a report published on 31 August....
View news from United States US NFU weighs in on WOTUS rule re-write
The National Farmers Union has told the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that farmers needs and concerns must be heard as the Waters of the US rule is re-written. ...
31 August 2021
View news from United States Hurricane Ida damages Louisiana grain terminal and disrupts exports after making landfall
Hurricane Ida damaged a grain export elevator owned by global grain trader Cargill Inc, and rival shipper CHS Inc warned on 30 August its grain facility may lack power for weeks after the storm tore though the busiest US grains port....
View news from United States US ag exports continue to set blistering pace for FY 2021
The US Department of Agriculture's Quarterly Trade Forecast shows US agriculture exports continuing their record setting pace for the rest of 2021 and sustain their growth into 2022....
29 August 2021
View news from United States Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
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 USDA greenlights extra aid for organic certification
The USDA is accepting applications from farmers to help cover costs for organic certification....
19 August 2021
View news from United States USA debates labelling practices on beef and meat labels
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a petition to change the wording on meat packaging labels earlier this year – groups are now debating whether “product of USA” should be retired in favor of “Processed in USA”....
View news from United States 2021 NCBA: Improved outlook for cattle producers
An ag economist says all signs are pointing to an uptick in cattle prices, reports Meghan Grebner for Brownfield Ag News. ...
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 beef exports set record pace through June 2021
US red meat exports closed the first half of the year on a strong note, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
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. ...
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