Vice President Mike Pence, launching the Trump campaign's agriculture coalition, offered some proverbial red meat to a crowd of supporters in Iowa on Thursday by criticizing Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris for suggesting that Americans should eat less of the real stuff.
As concerns over COVID-19 remain steady and economic conditions worsen for many, fresh produce sales are still strong compared to the prior year. But the growth compared to prior weeks started to slow.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce will hold two virtual hearings to issues involving foreign trade practices and seasonal and perishable produce markets.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $1 million in funding to the Community Alliance with Family Farmers to support a project testing pheromone mating disruption and biological control programs to be used on a number of walnut pests.
Commodity, nutrition and health groups are gearing up for the last stretch of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, using public campaigns and scientific evidence in an attempt to shape the final product in a way that suits their members.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, are asking USDA to analyze the beef packing sector and trends in cattle markets related to the COVID-19 pandemic.