Fertilizer prices were already soaring due to weather and supply chain shocks exacerbated by the COVID pandemic before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, leading USDA to announce a $250 million investment in new U.S. production capacity. The question is how much impact that funding can have.
A diverse coalition of groups concerned that Food and Drug Administration is giving short shrift to food safety issues is asking FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to create a position that would have authority over food programs.
Gingko Bioworks and Bayer are joining together as strategic partners in an effort “to develop biological solutions in fields like nitrogen optimization, carbon sequestration, and next-generation crop protection,” Bayer announced Friday.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday an immediate halt to the state’s enhanced inspections of Mexican trucks that had been delaying U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables as well as U.S. exports of poultry to Mexican buyers for more than a week.