U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently called the World Trade Organization “a mess,” but some of the largest U.S. agricultural groups and companies are speaking out in a new letter to stress the importance of the WTO to American farmers.
Ag bankers and federal regulators should conduct stress tests to assess the financial risks of climate change, which poses a major threat to U.S. agriculture, says a new report released by a Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner.
Government research into a wide range of areas, and standardization of data will be needed if USDA is to implement its 30-year plan to increase U.S. agricultural production by 40% while cutting ag's environmental footprint in half.
The Department of Justice is seeking information from the nation’s largest meatpackers, a move that provides further indication of an investigation into the practices of the four major players in the industry.
COVID-19 forced most people to start eating most meals at home and away from restaurants and food service institutions. Now, food companies of all sizes are trying to adapt to selling food in new ways.
Thirteen members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International union who work in meatpacking or food processing have died after contracting COVID-19, UFCW said on a media call today to press for personal protective equipment and testing.