Monthly Archives: January 2022
Monthly Archives: January 2022

Nigeria Opens Borders to US Pork

The United States can now export sausage and similar products to Nigeria, which this week announced it is partially opening its market to U.S. pork. The National Pork Producers Council welcomed the move by the West African nation. NPPC President …

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The Yonder Report

New website profiles missing and murdered Native Americans; more support for young, rural Minnesotans who’ve traded sex for food, shelter, drugs or alcohol; more communities step up to solve “period poverty;” and find your local gardener – Jan. 29 is …

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The Importance of a Two-Pass Program in 2022

When tough weeds are invading your fields, you don’t just need one line of defense since weeds can germinate all season long and steal vital nutrients and water from your crop. Jason Snell is an agronomy service representative for Syngenta. …

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A Landmark within USMCA

A first of its kind dispute settlement panel was recently utilized as part of a disagreement within the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Rod Bain reports.

More Competition in Meat Industry Could Help Lower Retail Prices

Experts say the U.S. meat industry is controlled by only a few processing companies and that’s is causing some problems. Gary Crawford has more.

Efforts to Boost Local Food-Supply Chain in NC Upper Coastal Plain

Rural residents and partners are working to boost the reach of small farmers and create an inclusive and equitable food system in northeastern North Carolina counties through an online tool called The Healthy Fam (Food Accessing Map) Project. Nadia Ramlagan reports.

Groups Reaffirm Support for Glyphosate Safety

Groups representing farmers, ag retailers, landscaping, and golf course professionals showed strong support for continued access to glyphosate. Their response came after oral arguments in litigation regarding glyphosate registration. Ten groups, including the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, …

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Biden, Vilsack Tell FB “America Needs Farmers”

President Joe Biden and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tried to reassure American Farm Bureau members that the administration has their back. The Hagstrom Report says that, in a short video, the president assured the mostly Republican-leaning members that America needs …

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Groups Voice Support for Existing Pesticide Law

CropLife America joined more than 350 organizations engaged with pesticide products in a letter sent to Congress affirming their support for the current pesticide regulatory system. The letter is in response to legislation they say would undermine the science-based standards …

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US Dairy Industry Wins Cheese Name Case

The U.S. dairy industry scored a big legal win against French and Swiss cheesemakers trying to patent the name “gruyere” in the U.S., breaking years of EU efforts to monopolize cheese, wine, and other food markets. Virginia U.S. District Court …

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