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19 April 2018
Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
11 April 2018
What’s on the label? Traditionally-harvested vs lab-grown
WASHINGTON – As new, alternative “beef” products make their way onto grocery store shelves, National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging federal officials to establish labelling requirements that better inform consumers about the difference between...
09 April 2018
Farm and rural groups urge congress to address farmer suicides in farm bill
WASHINGTON – Farmers and ranchers commit suicide at a rate five times that of the general population...
05 April 2018
NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war
WASHINGTON – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this morning announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans...
26 March 2018
Poultry industry hails passage of CERCLA reporting exemptions in omnibus
WASHINGTON, DC, 23 March 2018 – US poultry and egg producers praised Congress for passing legislation that provides farmers relief from federal emergency response laws that were never intended to apply to routine, non-emergency farming and ranching...
23 March 2018
Farmers for Free Trade speaks on the announcement of tariffs and the China 'Section 301' investigation
SHERIDAN, WYOMING, 22 March 2018 - Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan campaign to restore support for trade policies that benefit American farmers and ranchers, released the following statement on the Section 301 tariff...
15 March 2018
NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
WASHINGTON - Bill provides assistance to struggling farmers amidst farm economy decline...
Congress adds momentum to restoring CERCLA exemptions
WASHINGTON, DC, 14 March 2018 – Bi-partisan House bill advances commonsense exemption to on-farm emissions from manure...
13 March 2018
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock...
08 March 2018
NFU board urges new approach to establish fair trade
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – National Farmers Union’s (NFU) Board of Directors today urged President Trump to adopt a new, positive approach to establishing fair trade relationships with US trading partners...
01 March 2018
Tyson Poultry fined $2 million for violating Clean Water Act
Tyson Poultry Inc. was sentenced in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, to pay a $2 million criminal fine, serve two years of probation, and pay $500,000 to directly remedy harm caused when it violated the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department announced....
28 February 2018
China removes duties on US chicken but market still closed to US poultry and egg exports
Washington, D.C., 27 February 27 2018 – China’s decision to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties as of Tuesday on US broilers was welcomed by the US industry, but the decision is not expected to have any immediate, direct impact because the China...
27 February 2018
Farm groups caution President against weakening RFS
Ahead of a Tuesday White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), National Farmers Union (NFU) and five other prominent farm organisations are urging President Trump to avoid seeking changes that would weaken the nation’s premier biofuel...
22 February 2018
Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
WASHINGTON, 21 February 2018 – Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc., an Ackley, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 20,630 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium, the US Department of...
19 February 2018
Pilgrim's Pride recalls ready-to-eat chicken products due to possible contamination
WASHINGTON – Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Waco, Texas establishment, recalled approximately 101,310 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the US Department of Agriculture’s...
15 February 2018
FSIS issues public health alert for poultry products due to possible salmonella contamination
WASHINGTON, 14 February 2018 – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses reported in the state of Iowa that may be caused...
31 January 2018
NFU urges Trump to make good on promises regarding trade and infrastructure
WASHINGTON – In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump continued his promises to turn the page “on decades of unfair trade deals” and to rebuild the nation’s “crumbling infrastructure,” both issues of major concern for...
23 January 2018
250,000 chickens per day: what could happen if NAFTA disappears
Reuters reports on what might happen if NAFTA talks collapse between Canada, the US, and Mexico....
19 January 2018
Merck Animal Health receives FDA approval for expanded use of Safe-Guard® AquaSol in poultry
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced that Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension), the company’s highly effective dewormer, is now approved for use in laying hens and replacement...
18 January 2018
Farmers Union urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
NFU board says consistency issues threaten viability of organic family farmers....
17 January 2018
Lawsuit filed against Walmart for claiming "cage-free" eggs
A lawsuit has been filed in the US against Walmart and Cal-Maine Foods which claims they lied to customers about access to outdoors for laying hens, reports the Modern Farmer....
09 January 2018
14 December 2017
Michigan Egg Producers Try to Back Out of Cage-free Chicken Deadline
US - Eight years after agreeing to it, Michigan's egg producers are seeking to push back a deadline by which they must provide cage-free housing for egg-laying hens. ...
01 December 2017
EPA Releases '18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday (Thursday, 30 November) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated...
23 November 2017
Court Gives EPA More Time to Provide Reporting Assistance to Poultry, Egg Producers
US - The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a court order granting a request by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) to extend the stay that delays...
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