AgNet Weekly: IFPA Washington Conference, Ag Labor, Packaging

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

The International Fresh Produce Association recently held its Washington Conference, a chance for members and allies to learn more about policy issues and to talk with their elected officials about the issues that are important to the industry. To get an update, we’re talking with Rebeckah Adcock, Vice President of Government Relations for the International Fresh Produce Association. Each week …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 06-14-2024

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 14, 2024, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week ended June 14, 2024, receipts at 16 markets totaled 9,567 head compared to 10,699 last week and 15,584 last …


China Bans Meat Exports from U.S. West Coast Facility

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, USDA-FSIS, USDA-FSIS

China has banned meat exports from a West Coast cold storage facility near the Port of Oakland after traces of the feed additive ractopamine were found in beef shipments. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Chinese customs workers detected the feed additive that’s banned by more than 150 countries. Agriculture Dive says the move is creating significant obstacles …

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Orange Production

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, This Land of Ours

Orange production is up in a state known for the fruit. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The only state reporting orange production forecasts for USDA’s June crop production reports contributes to an expected increase in the national crop. Rod Bain has more.