Japan is planning to buy an extra 7,000 metric tons of butter for commercial use this year, over and above its commitments under international trade treaties, to stabilize prices amid a domestic shortage of the dairy product, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said.
Predicting how judges will decide, based on their comments and the questions they ask attorneys during oral arguments, is notoriously difficult. Listening to members of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Monday, one could conclude that they tend to believe that USDAâ€™s country-of
The 11 judges who sit on what some consider the second-highest court in the United States will hear arguments on Monday over the extent of the governmentâ€™s authority to force the food industry to tell consumers how their food is made or where it comes from.
Livestock, dairy and egg producers may face year-round reproach from vegan extremists and diet scolds but last week they heard that â€œthere has never been a time when the prospects have been as bright for your products as they are today.â€
Family operations continue to dominate American farming and ranching, but they are increasingly larger and wealthier, in many ways more diverse, and make more use of the internet than ever, according to USDAâ€™s 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Despite the current wave of media fascination with the activists who denigrate modern agricultural production, Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons is optimistic about how technology can meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. He believes that now is â€œa window of timeâ€ for policy to catch up wit
Forty years ago in November, the World Food Conference in Rome was my first encounter with the followers of Lyndon LaRouche, a group of zealous activists bent on exposing what they saw as a vast conspiracy of multinational companies, government agencies and foundations bent on starving humanity
Dean Foods, the nationâ€™s largest bottled milk company, lost $6 million in its most recent quarter, in a time CEO Gregg Tanner describes as â€œeven more challenging than we had originally anticipated.â€
The USDA rule that requires meat labels to show where animals were born, raised and slaughtered should be overturned because it fails to meet a compelling government interest, the American Meat Institute (AMI) told a federal appeals court in a brief filed Monday.