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Lawmakers Seek Quick Investigation of Beef Industry

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives urges the Department of Agriculture to provide findings of its beef pricing investigation as soon as possible. Following the announcement of the USDA’s Packers and Stockyard Division investigation in August of 2019, Secretary Sonny Perdue extended USDA’s investigation last month to determine the causes of divergence between live beef and box prices during the …

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NMPF Appreciates USDA Dairy Purchases

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

NMPF expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the USDA for including $120 million of cheese and butter among $470 million in Section 32 food purchases. (NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for including $120 million of cheese and butter among $470 million in …

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The Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit Postponed to Sept. 21

Dan Industry News Release

The Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit will be postponed to Sept. 21 at the National Press Club, for what will hopefully be a live, in-person event that follows appropriate federal guidelines. “We realize that a lot can change between now and September due to COVID-19,” explained Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Editor. “We are keeping all of our options for hosting …

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USDA Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans

Dan Aquaculture, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

(USDA/AMS) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, in addition to purchases previously announced, which will enable USDA to purchase surplus food for distribution to communities nationwide. These Section 32 purchases will provide additional support for producers and Americans in …

USDA Announces $15 Million for Conservation Innovation Grants

Clint Thompson USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a $15 million investment to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through June 29, 2020, for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). CIG projects inspire creative problem-solving solutions that boost production on farms, ranches and private forests and improve …

U.S. Pork, Beef Industries Find Innovative Ways to Communicate with International Customers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Florida, Georgia, Pork

With more people across the globe working from home, spending more time at home and cooking and eating much more frequently at home, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), together with the U.S. beef and pork industries, have been working to find innovative ways to communicate with international consumers. Joe Schuele has the story.

New T-Shirt Designed for Georgia Beef Month

Clint Thompson Beef, Beef, Georgia

May will be Beef Month in Georgia, and this year something new has been designed to help promote the annual event. Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, says this Beef Month promotion is a way to not only help promote the industry but also a way to help them give back. Again, the t-shirts will be available …

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Dairy Farmers of American Donating to Needy Families

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Dairy Farmers of America cooperative is providing dairy products to needy families. The organization announced this week the launch of its Farmers Feeding Families Fund, which hopes to raise $500,000 for community food banks across the country. Initial seed money of $200,000 has already been raised through the Cooperative’s DFA Cares Foundation. DFA is already holding events …

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Beef Checkoff Offers Kid-Friendly Meals for Parents at Home

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — As Americans are spending more time at home, parents may need some meal inspiration to keep the whole family happy. The Beef Checkoff is offering some help with recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy. “BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com is a great resource for kid-friendly options that can be made with kitchen staples many families may already have on hand,” …