Newly appointed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue answered questions from members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. Perdue was asked about food labeling and what the new administration might do regarding the matter. “Certainly we are not prepared to talk about the implementation of genetically engineered or biotech labeling, and that’s a complicated issue,” he said. “But I am pretty …
The California Avocado Commission (CAC) had a new look at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit in Orlando, Florida. The commission was again promoting California avocados to buyers around the world.
Six U.S. breweries, including three of the largest, will start posting nutritional information on all containers for sale by 2020.
The National Pork Producers Council wants its members to voice their opinions on the new organic animal welfare standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Ag. The standards are unprecedented because if they’re passed, it’s the first time they’ll be written into federal law.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture began its Women in Ag Initiative as a way to highlight the role that women play in the agriculture industry. The goal is to encourage more women to step up into leadership roles within the industry and inspire the next generation of women to do the same thing.
The University of Idaho has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to students for the 2016-17 academic year, as part of its mission to make higher education affordable and accessible to students from all backgrounds.
According to a report by IndexBox Marketing, the orange market is in crisis. One of the main reasons is the “citrus greening” disease, widespread in the key centers of orange cultivation. Which is why a reduction of the global orange market volume is expected once again in 2016. Orange yield reduction affects consumption worldwide. In this case, a distinction should …
Cargill announced the private company will sell two of its beef cattle feed yards in Bovina and Dalhart, Texas to Amarillo-based Friona Industries.
If the U.S. House fails to consider the Senate approved GMO labeling bill this week, the fate of the legislation will be delayed until September.
Red meat exports from the United States gained momentum in May with shipments of both beef and pork increasing significantly.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set Price Loss Coverage payment rates for 2015 crops of wheat at 61 cents per bushel and oats at 28 cents per bushel. However, USDA says there will be no payment for barley.
As Congress inches closer and closer to passing a GMO labeling bill, Vermont’s Governor is criticizing the legislation because the bill is weaker than the Vermont law.
The Department of Transportation Thursday proposed to select eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba.
The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher in June with an index setting of 104, a seven-point increase over May’s report.
Vermont’s GMO labeling law went into effect last Friday and will change what grocery shoppers see in stores across the state.
Saudi Arabia announced it’s reopening its markets to U.S. beef after a four-year ban that was put in place due to concerns about BSE, or Mad Cow Disease.
More than 350 applications from 39 states are officially entered into the American Farm Bureau’s Third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Entrepreneurs competing in the challenge are vying for $145,000 in startup funds and judging in the event is underway.
Despite years of lobbying and pressure from food and agriculture groups, Vermont’s GMO labeling law took effect Friday. However, the law may be short lived with action in the U.S. Senate planned this week on a national law that would preempt state laws.
Britain’s decision last month to leave the European Union could have both market and trade policy effects on the U.S. grain industry, though the U.S. Grains Council says exactly how the change could impact farmers’ bottom lines is among the many questions.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is suing Hormel Foods over Hormel’s labels describing some pork products as “natural,” claiming the labels are deceiving to customers.