Monthly Archives: May 2021
Monthly Archives: May 2021

JBS, Pilgrim’s Announce Free Community College Tuition Program

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s say they will begin offering a free-of-charge, two-year college tuition program providing more than 66,000 company team members and their dependent children the opportunity to pursue their higher education dreams. JBS USA and Pilgrim’s advisors will …

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Organic Sales up During Pandemic

U.S. organic sales soared to new highs in 2020, jumping by a record 12.4 percent to $61.9 billion, marking the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products have surpassed the $60 billion mark, according to the …

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NPPC: Federal Judge Ruling Disastrous for Small U.S. Hog Farmers

If left unchallenged, a recent federal district court ruling will result in a 2.5 percent loss in pork packing plant capacity nationwide, according to the National Pork Producers Council. NPPC says the ruling would reduce income by more than $80 …

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US Challenging Canadian Dairy Trade Practices

The U.S. has requested and established a dispute settlement panel under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement regarding dairy trade to review measures adopted by Canada that “undermine the ability of American dairy exporters to sell a wide range of products to …

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One USDA Employee Tells Her Family’s Japanese-American Story

One USDA employee tells her family’s Japanese-American story, which is a chapter of this country’s recent history that many people may not know about. Stephanie Ho has the story on this edition of Agriculture USA.

Get a Food Thermometer for Free and Grill Safely This Summer

RFood safety experts say the best way to start the summer grilling season is with a food thermometer, a free one. Gary Crawford has this hot story.

WASDE: Tight Supplies Offer Price Support for Soybean Farmers

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows price support for new crop soybeans. Mac Marshall, vice president of market intelligence at the United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council, says …

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Shade Impact on Cattle Production

To thrive in the environments beef producers have created for them, cattle must have access to basic cattle health and welfare. Among them, the ability to perform natural behaviors. “Whether that’s standing, lying, playing, seeking shade, I think there’s a …

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Collaborative Effort an Example to Increase Farming Opportunities

A Mississippi producer is among those within a cooperative establishing relationship with local USDA staff members and Extension to build opportunities for their farms and for future generations. Rod Bain reports. To learn more, visit wcshc.com

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: New ETC Documentary to Highlight “Hot Little Biscuit”

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a new ETV documentary about Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. Here to tell us more is Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. Carrie Morey founded Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit over 15 years …

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