A bill introduced on Thursday would allow state-inspected meat processing facilities that meet federal standards to sell their products across state lines.
An exemption for livestock haulers from federal trucking regulations expires at the end of September, meaning lawmakers will need to act in the next month if the relief is to continue.
Tariffs against U.S. pork products are starting showing signs of long-term damage to the industry.
More tariffs on U.S. exports are set to go into effect next week, and American farmers and ranchers are growing increasingly concerned about how the trade war with China will impact their businesses.
A new food label called “The Bee Better Certification” is intended to help consumers identify which foods have been grown and produced in pollinator-friendly ways.
USDA has approved the sale of a landmark new insurance policy for dairy producers. Sign-up will begin on October 9th for the Dairy Revenue Protection policy, and coverage will be available for the first quarter of 2019.