The Commerce Department today took the final step to authorizing retaliatory action against imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, setting the final rates importers must pay to bring the biofuel into the U.S.
As things sit right now, railroad companies have until the end of the year to be in compliance with Positive Train Control, and members of Congress have made it clear that they have no desire to add flexibility to that timeline.
Economists think it’ll be a while before we see an influx of lab-grown protein sources make their way into the food supply, but some beef producers aren’t willing to wait for mainstream acceptance before looking at how products could impact their own piece of the protein pie.
The venture capital arm of Tyson Foods has made an investment in a cultured meat company, a move the company touted as “an example of Tyson Foods’ commitment to explore innovative, new ways of meeting growing global demand for protein.”
The Department of Agriculture will accept comment on a proposed rule that would change the way it inspects swine slaughter facilities, saying the benefits of the move “are expected to outweigh the costs.”