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    Business groups can resume independent contractor fight, court rules

    The Department of Labor will get a second chance to defend its withdrawal of a Trump-era rule used to determine a worker's employment status.

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    Company that used children to clean slaughterhouses faces restraining order

    Federal investigators found children working night shifts for a sanitation contractor that does business with Perdue Farms and Seaboard Triumph Foods.

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    Farmers Business Network taps former BASF exec as new CEO

    Diego Casanello will lead the agtech and e-commerce platform, which has become a one-stop shop for farmers. 

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    Agtech helped transform Europe’s potato industry. Here’s how.

    If we want to unlock sustainability in agriculture, farmers have to be on board.

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    Pivot Bio pays out more than $6M to farmers who improve fertilizer sustainability

    More food and beverage companies are joining the biotech firm's program that rewards growers who move away from conventional crop protection products.

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    Smithfield names company insider to oversee hog production

    Kraig Westerbeek helped launch the pork processor's efforts to convert methane from manure into renewable energy.

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    Don’t forget about packaging in national food waste reduction strategy, trade groups say

    Ameripen and the Flexible Packaging Association sent comments to the EPA, FDA and USDA on evaluating packaging materials, the potential growth of bio-based and compostable packaging and more.

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    Pesticide chlormequat found in Cheerios, other oat-based foods: report

    The chemical, which is associated with reduced fertility and isn't approved for use on U.S. food crops, was identified in 80% of participants in a new study from the Environmental Working Group.

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    Syngenta to expand use of CropX soil monitoring system

    One of the world's largest seed companies is offering farmers more digital solutions to boost productivity and sustainability.

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    US closer to identifying bird flu vaccine, Vilsack says

    A campaign to inoculate poultry flocks, however, is likely to lead to thorny trade issues, according to the Secretary of Agriculture.

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    Meati Foods shuffles C-suite amid layoffs

    Recently appointed CFO Phil Graves will take over as CEO as the company reduces its workforce by 13%.

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    Cargill fined for underpaying cattle sellers due to faulty cameras

    The company owed $12.5 million for inaccurate carcass readings at four processing plants for several months, according to the USDA.

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    Food inflation declines in January but remains a potent force

    Grocers have been working to demonstrate to shoppers that they have taken steps to help make a trip to the supermarket more affordable.

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    Congress must act on Prop 12 to avoid ‘chaos in the marketplace’: Vilsack

    The Agriculture Secretary expressed doubt that lawmakers could effectively tackle the issue without running into difficult questions about states' rights.

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    Deere sees early strong demand for pay-as-you-go model in precision ag

    By lowering upfront costs, the world's largest seller of agriculture equipment hopes to convince more farmers to adopt technology in their operations.

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    EPA allows farmers to use existing dicamba supply amid legal uncertainty

    The decision comes a little less than a week after a federal court in Arizona revoked approval for three popular weedkillers.

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    ‘Completely misguided’: How the cultivated meat industry is responding to legislative backlash

    State lawmakers around the country have introduced laws to prohibit the sale of the alternative protein, but proponents of the namesake product say their tactics are unconstitutional.

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    Controversial Batista brothers rejoin Pilgrim’s Pride board of directors

    The duo left the chicken processor's board in 2017 amid ties to a vast corruption scandal in Brazil.

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    Generate Upcycle stops accepting food waste at Michigan anaerobic digester amid permit issues

    The company has denied its digestate can cause environmental issues, instead highlighting the product’s role as a fertilizer.

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    The US continues to lose farms. Here’s how much

    Mounting production expenses and an aging workforce are driving consolidation, according to the latest agriculture census report. Secretary Tom Vilsack called it a "wake up call" for the industry.

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    Are California’s dairy digesters cost effective? A new report casts doubt.

    The state’s efforts to reduce methane emissions from cow waste cost 17 times more than officials claim, according to a food advocacy nonprofit.

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    Tyson rejects shareholder call for audit into child labor allegations

    Critics have accused the meat and poultry processing giant of not taking the claims, which are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, seriously enough.

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    USDA launches climate corps to advance sustainable agriculture

    The Biden administration will mobilize more than 100 young people in partnership with Americorps to help farmers improve soil health and adopt climate-smart production practices. 

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    Agco to cut production 10% in 2024, focus on precision ag

    The manufacturer believes retrofitted technology will bolster earnings amid a slowdown in traditional equipment demand.

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    Cargill buys 2 meat plants from grocer Ahold Delhaize

    The chain said it elected to transfer ownership of the facilities to the meat processor to “increase our focus on being leading omnichannel retailers.”