American ag exporters have been finding it increasingly difficult to get their commodities into containers and onto ships as Chinese companies and international shippers monopolize ocean transportation, but lawmakers are hoping to alleviate the situation with new legislation.
Leading farm groups are supporting Field to Market President Rod Snyder to become EPA’s agriculture adviser. Field to Market has played a leading role in developing and promoting sustainability metrics and organizes a popular annual conference.
In this opinion piece, Jen Sorenson with the National Pork Producers Council discusses a recent federal court decision that struck down a provision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's New Swine Inspection System (NSIS).
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel did not hint at how it will end up ruling in a case argued Wednesday over California's Proposition 12, which would require pork products sold in the state to come from sows raised with a minimum amount of square footage.
Some ag exporters have complained that they can’t get their products into containers or that the filled containers are sitting at port, incurring fees and risking spoilage, because shippers are sending empty containers back to Asia so they can be filled with imports and sent back to the U.S. as fast as possible.