A dozen organizations representing the producers of the vast majority of America’s meat, poultry, dairy, animal feed, and ingredients have announced a joint sustainability initiative to work toward development goals in animal feed and welfare and improved environmental outcomes.
The USDA has been saying for months that the European Union’s Farm-to-Fork plan to overhaul farming and food production in the 27-country bloc would be disastrous for farmers and raise food prices for consumers. Now, the chorus of concerns from European farmers is growing louder.
President Joe Biden is set to announce his infrastructure plan on Wednesday, and it looks like he will also propose the tax increases he wants to use to pay for it. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Monday that the cost of the infrastructure package would be offset dollar for dollar.
The House this week is expected to clear President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan after Senate Democrats fought off GOP attempts to gut the package in a marathon debate that went all night Friday to nearly noon on Saturday.
Agreements by the U.S., European Union and the UK to suspend all tariffs tied to airplane subsidies may open the door to renewed efforts by the U.S. to strike separate free trade agreements with the British and Europeans, according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.