Daily Ag Summary

HSUS CEO Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle has resigned his post, a month after Vice President of Policy Paul Shapiro left the organization, both amid accusations of sexual misconduct by multiple women who worked for them. Their sudden

House Ag Holding Farm Economy Hearing Today

The House Agriculture Committee will again hold a hearing on the ag economy today (February 6) as the committee continues to take steps for the next farm bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, says the economic

Ammonia Reports Stay Extended; WOTUS Delay Could Mean its End

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has granted the EPA’s request for an additional extension until May 1 of the current stay on low level ammonia reports from poultry and egg farms. U.S. Egg & Poultry

Perdue Announces Launch of New Interactive Website for Farmers

Perdue New Farm Website

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled Farmers.gov, a new interactive website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency says Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming

Progress on NAFTA; HSUS’ Pecelle Under Fire

CBS News Reporter Adrienne Bard says progress was made in the latest round of NAFTA talks among the U-S, Mexico and Canada… Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan campaign focusing on NAFTA, says it is “heartening” to see progress but

Natural Resources an Economic Engine for South Carolina

A report from Clemson University concludes that natural resource-based sectors contribute $33.4 billion in economic activity annually to South Carolina’s economy and are responsible for 218,719 jobs. The study found the economic contribution of South Carolina’s natural resource-based sectors has

Perdue: US Goods cannot be Denied

A year after the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S. Agriculture Secretary says this country can get better deals by negotiating separately with each of the TPP nations. Meanwhile, trade was on the minds of many at

Peach Growers Hopeful; ABF Chicken Not Immune to Market Demands

Peaches need a certain amount of time remaining dormant before they can flower and blosson. If that happens too early at this time of year, and in a couple of months a big freeze arrives, that could be a big

Duke Chicken Salad Recalled; Sanderson Promotes Hill; Trader Joe’s is #1

Duke Sandwich Productions of Easley, S.C., is recalling 743 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding. The products were packaged with two different product names. The chicken salad was packaged in the pimento cheese container, but it had “Chicken

Stalled NAFTA Talks Still Worrisome

With NAFTA talks stalled, National Potato Council President Cully Easterday tells SFN producers are rightfully concerned… Easterday added that the three member nations have to work together to make NAFTA renegotiations move forward. == University researchers are figuring out whether