ASF Vaccine is Eight Years Away

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach says scientists have pegged an effective vaccine for the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus is at least eight years away. The Fence Post Dot Com says he made the announcement during a hearing in front of the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on animal pest disease prevention and response capabilities. Ibach says …


USDA Provides Funding to Florida to Support Projects that Protect Agriculture and Natural Resources

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $7.2 million to Florida as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the U.S. nursery production system. Overall, USDA is providing $66 million in funding this year to support 407 projects in 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and …


USDA Strengthens Partnerships and Protections to Keep ASF Out of the Country

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced additional steps to keep African swine fever (ASF) from entering the United States, even as the disease spreads internationally. These steps strengthen the protections announced last fall after the deadly swine disease reached China. The goal remains to protect our nation’s swine industry from this disease. ASF does not affect people, nor …


USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability

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Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs, announced USDA’s four overarching goals for advancing animal disease traceability to protect the long-term health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry. “The landscape surrounding animal disease traceability has changed dramatically in the past decade, and producers across the nation recognize that a comprehensive …

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USDA Under Secretary Ibach on Section 199A Tax Code Fix

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach issued the following statement regarding efforts to address concerns with recent changes to Section 199A of the federal tax code. Some agriculture stakeholders have raised questions about potential market effects on cooperatives and independent grain-related businesses. Ibach’s statement is as follows: “The aim of the …


Ethanol Versus Big Oil Politics Fueling Fight in U.S. Senate

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Ethanol versus Big Oil politics is apparently fueling a fight in the U.S. Senate over the president’s nomination of Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey to a top USDA post. Northey’s nomination was blocked last week by oil-patch Republican Ted Cruz of Texas. Another Republican, Mike Lee of Utah, had lifted his ‘hold’ on the nomination. But the Cruz ‘hold’ sparked …


Senate Confirms Ibach For Top USDA Job

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council applauded the Senate confirmation of Greg Ibach for a key position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was approved by voice vote. Ibach, who is director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, was picked by President Trump to be undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. “Director Ibach will be a great asset at USDA …


Secretary Perdue on Confirmation of Greg Ibach Key USDA Post

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Greg Ibach, who was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Perdue issued the following statement: “Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him the …


Senate Ag Committee Sends Ibach, Northey to Full Senate

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The U.S. Senate Ag Committee announced that it voted to send the USDA nominations of Greg Ibach from Nebraska and Bill Northey of Iowa on to the full Senate. Ibach is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, while Northey is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. Committee …


Secretary Perdue Statement on Ibach & Northey Senate Committee Hearing

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue commended Greg Ibach and Bill Northey, two nominees for key posts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for their joint appearance before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. President Donald J. Trump nominated Ibach to serve as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) and selected Northey for Under Secretary …