What we're reading this week

Jan 11, 2017 2:15:33 AM

10 days to Trumps inauguration and there's still no USDA nominee. What should the food industry do?


Trump has yet to name a nominee to head the USDA. With such a late hand off, the transition could be rocky. 

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Gubert:Hard numbers and hard politics as the USDA forecasts prices

Journal Star

The numbers U.S farmers are working with this year are much different than last years numbers. In 2016 they grew 15.3 billion brushels, they will use 11.0 billion this year and will export 2.2 billion and will save 2.4 billion for harvest season. Read More>>

 USDA may decide this week on GMO bentgrass deregulation

Capitol Press

Scotts Miricle-gro wants the Federal Agriculture Officials to deregulate it. The Fish and Wildlife Service found the grass poses a threat to endangered plants and animal species. Read More>> 

USDA seeks dismissal of 'pork the other white meat'

Wisconsin Ag

The USDA  proposed to dismiss a lawsuit from the Humane Society of the U.S against the agency  over the sale by the National Pork Producers Council to the National Pork Board of the Pork. Read More>>

Farmers may apply for certification cost reimbursements

Herald Courier

Starting March 20th organic producers and handlers are able to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic or transitional certification by visiting more that 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agencies. Read More>>