A shortage of food delivery drivers and warehouse workers is forcing schools to streamline lunchtime options as orders fail to arrive on time for meal preparation or wholesale manufacturers simply can't provide items schools need.
Silvopasture, an historical practice that involves integrating trees into pasture-based systems for livestock, appears to be growing in popularity as farmers look for ways to help keep animals happy and healthy while maintaining or increasing revenue.
Streamlined regulations, enforcement of trade agreements, and increased funding for university research are all needed to advance innovation in biotechnology, witnesses and House Agriculture Committee members said at a hearing Tuesday.
The Biden administration is planning to use the upcoming international climate conference to promote the potential of agriculture to make food production more resilient. And in that vein, two House Agriculture subcommittees are holding a hearing today that will feature supporters of the use of biotechnology to improve agricultural productivity.
Agricultural productivity worldwide isn’t growing nearly fast enough to keep up with the global demand for food in 2050 amid the impact of climate change, according to an annual report that incorporates fresh data from USDA.
New legislation from a bipartisan contingent of House members would create a contract library in the beef industry, something the sector has called for amidst a push to add transparency into opaque transactions.
The Biden administration’s offer of pandemic assistance to dairy producers, coupled with a return to more normal markets, has helped quiet a battle in the industry over the future of the federal milk pricing system - at least for now.