Criticism is piling up on the Federal Maritime Commission’s attempt to define exactly what a reasonable reason is for ocean carrier companies to refuse to haul U.S. farm commodity exports to their destinations overseas.
USDA-FNS authorized $3 million to Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute to work with six retailers in Alabama, California, Georgia and South Dakota to implement at 116 locations its Healthy Fluid Milk Incentives Projects to encourage increased consumption of healthy dairy products.
The Biden administration's top ag official says $800 million in debt relief announced earlier this week will not only help distressed farmers facing foreclosure but provide “opportunities for more farmers to receive help.”
The U.S. is again demanding to enter into official consultations with Canada over complaints that Ottawa continues to manipulate its dairy import quotas that stymie U.S. exports, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Wednesday. Those consultations could lead to the U.S. calling for a second dispute panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday left open the possibility of retaliatory tariffs against Canada for again making what the U.S. sees as an unacceptable proposal to alter its dairy quota system.