Joe Biden called for the federal government to set enforceable standards for protecting workers from COVID-19 Wednesday as he proposed guaranteeing all workers access to testing and personal protective equipment.
COVID-19 brought a wave of new economic challenges that producers are still working through. But for beginning farmers, the pandemic has added a new level of stress that's making it that much harder to get started in agriculture, echoing the psychological toll of the 1980s.
President Donald Trump defended his actions to end a “bottleneck” in the food supply, but legal experts differed over whether an executive order aimed at ensuring meatpackers keep operating amid the coronavirus pandemic could override state and local objections or make companies immune from lawsuits.
Andrew LaVigne, president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association, discusses how seed companies are working towards securing the food system by making sure farmers, ranchers and gardeners have access to quality seed for the upcoming planting season.
Out of an abundance of caution and concern, Agri-Pulse will postpone the Ag & Food Policy Summit from March 23 to June 22. We have secured the same space at the National Press Club and will be working with speakers and sponsors to replicate the March 23 event.
Rural residents are far more likely to die of preventable causes than people who live in cities, and the urban-rural gap has widened significantly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A September 2006 outbreak of E.coli in 26 states that sickened more than 200 people and led to the deaths of three may have been caused by feral swine roaming on a central California spinach farm, according to a study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.