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WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 - There's another name in the mix for the job of Agriculture Secretary in the Trump administration. Former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was scheduled to talk to Trump today about....
Americans consume a lot of
ham at Christmas time. In fact, half of U.S. ham consumption takes place over the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. And
producing those hundreds of millions of pounds of pork generates a...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 - Forecasters widely expected colder than normal temperatures to persist in the Pacific Ocean in the first half of 2017, bringing about a phenomenon known as La Nina, but those predictions are not being realized.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is threatening to bring back tariffs against certain European Union agricultural exports if the trading bloc doesn't ease its ban on U.S. beef treated with hormones.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - Sales of medically important antibiotics for food-producing animals rose by 2 percent last year and are up 26 percent since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration says in its latest annual report on usage of the drugs.
Dec. 22, 2016 - A farmworker safety rule scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1
needs to be delayed a year because EPA has not told states how to implement it,
the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Association of State
Departments of Agriculture said today.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - It's been three months since China announced that it would lift its 13-year ban on U.S. beef, but trade still hasn't resumed and the delay is testing the patience of U.S. ranchers.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 - USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie announced $32 million in 2017 funding for projects to improve the health of ecosystems where public forests and grasslands connect with privately owned lands, and a project in the Sierra National Forest is the ….
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - Elsa Murano, a former undersecretary for food safety at USDA who later served a short, rocky tenure as president of Texas A&M University, will be interviewed by President-elect Donald Trump to become secretary of agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 - Peter Navarro, an outspoken critic of China and U.S. trade policy who advised President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign, will lead a newly established National Trade Council in the White House.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 - Susan Combs, a former Texas agriculture commissioner and state comptroller, interviewed with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Tuesday to become agriculture secretary or possibly take another role in the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2016 - A USDA Office of Inspector General's report about the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska paints a substantially different picture than the New York Times described in a scathing report that alleged animal abuse and prompted calls for investigations.
WASHINGTON, Dec.20, 2016 - California, the top U.S. agricultural state, is also tops - by a long shot - when it comes to farmers selling their products through direct marketing, according the USDA's inaugural survey of local food marketing practices.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 - President Obama signed into law a water projects authorization bill and issued a statement cautioning agency managers to heed endangered species requirements before increasing irrigation water supplies in California's drought-stricken Central Valley.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 - Agriculture secretary is a (very big deal) for President-elect Donald Trump, and as with other cabinet positions he wants to make sure he is (getting the right person) for USDA, said spokesman Jason Miller.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council. With much of U.S. agriculture struggling with low commodity prices, Brown says the poultry industry is beginning an upswing with good domestic and global consumer demand. Brown is outspoken in opposition to the USDA's new GIPSA rules and expects litigation or legislation to thwart executive branch attempts to levy greater restrictions on the meat and livestock industry. Global markets represent over a fifth of domestic poultry production. Brown says the broiler industry supports Donald Trump's call for fair trade and is ready to work with the new administration to grow markets for U.S. poultry. Brown comments on the poultry industry's stake in the nation's immigration laws and looks for a resolution with the new congress and administration.