Daniel Whitley has been tapped to be the new administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, Bianca Moebius-Clune will lead American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Combat Climate Change Initiative, and Hanna Abou-El-Seoud has been promoted to director of corporate affairs at Nestlé.
Multinational giants in retail, agribusiness, meat processing and food manufacturing, along with the largest restaurant chains and leading apparel brands, want U.S. farmers and ranchers to produce food and fiber more sustainably. This is the first of a five-part Agri-Pulse series that looks in-depth at how reductions in greenhouse gas emissions could have far-reaching effects on American farmers and ranchers.
Farmers now have a signup deadline for the USDA program designed to compensates for disaster losses in 2018 and 2019. Producers who suffered losses from natural disasters have until Oct. 30 to apply for payments the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus says USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce.
Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in our seven-part in-depth editorial series where we look ahead at “Farm & Food 2040.” This story focuses on the changing consumer expectations for food and how that’s impacting many aspects of the value chain of the present and future.
Nestlé is paying Starbucks $7.15 billion for the right to sell the chain’s coffee beans and drinks in groceries and other outlets around the world, a business that Starbucks says generated annual sales of $2 billion.