EPA Administrator Michael Regan faces the House Agriculture Committee this week, and the GOP-controlled House takes a largely symbolic vote to overturn President Joe Biden’s veto of a measure that would scrap the administration’s “waters of the U.S.” rule.
The halt in operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was brief and union workers are now back on their jobs, but the stoppage at the largest port complex in the U.S. created a scare for U.S. meat exporters and their foreign customers, according to U.S. Meat Export Federation spokesman Joe Schuele.
U.S. ag exporters are suffering painful losses after a union stopped work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach amid protracted contract negotiations, according to the Agriculture Transportation Coalition.
A Labor Department administrative law judge is allowing a farm labor contractor to stay in the H-2A program after finding that he did not fire U.S workers because of their race, but because they refused to work in rainy conditions.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will not be cut as part of the farm bill’s reauthorization, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott, D-Ga., vowed at the Agri-Pulse annual Food & Policy Summit Monday.
Specialty crop producers and a contract poultry grower used a farm bill listening session in Texas Wednesday to urge lawmakers to provide them with more insurance options, while groups representing other commodities continued their call for reference price increases consistent with inflation.
The Surface Transportation Board has approved the $31 billion merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern, creating the first railroad to provide single-line service stretching from Canada to Mexico.