food safety

Farm Foreclosures Feared; Monsanto Dicamba Complaint
Bankers are expecting an increase in farm loan foreclosures. Arkansas Ag officials are being sued due to a proposed ban on a weed killer linked to widespread crop damage. an increase in farm loan foreclosures is expected by some bankers. Cargill is expanding, signed an agreement to buy Diamond V.
Brazilian Beef Suspended and Total Red Meat Production Record
**The US has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil amid continued food safety concerns.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply is a top priority.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has been inspecting 100% of …
Lawmakers Worry About Sugar Prices; Renegotiate NAFTA Now
**A growing concern among U.S. lawmakers and food manufacturers that they’ll see the price of sugar go up if the sugar refining industry gets what it’s demanding from Mexico.
A group of 51 House members has signed onto a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to go through with some proposals l…
China Looks to USDA for Food Safety Help; Ag Donates to GOP
**China, the world’s largest meat-producing and consuming country, is overhauling its food safety system to assure 1.3 billion people they won’t be harmed by the chicken, beef and pork they eat.
Proving to be a bigger undertaking than expected, China is now turning to …

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