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    Republican-led farm bill clears House panel, but faces slim odds ahead

    The proposal fractures the two parties in a way that's "impossible to achieve the votes to become law," Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said.

    By May 24, 2024
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    USDA expands bird flu support to more dairy farms

    The department will offer payments to any producer who implements biosecurity plans, not just to those reporting positive cases.

    By May 24, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    Brands need a new model of sustainability. Here’s how we can flip the script

    Companies need to shift their focus from selling to doing, writes Kenny Fahey, president and CEO of Leading Harvest. 

    By Kenny Fahey • May 23, 2024
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    USDA awards $300M to grow agricultural trade in new export markets

    The funding comes from the controversial Commodity Credit Corporation, which has come under mounting scrutiny from Republicans during farm bill negotiations.

    By May 22, 2024
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    California mushroom workers forced to live in moldy, insect-ridden conditions: DOL

    A disgruntled employee’s fatal shooting of seven other workers at the two Half Moon Bay farms in January 2023 spurred a federal investigation.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 22, 2024
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    5 takeaways from the House farm bill draft

    Lawmakers are split over food assistance and climate-smart agriculture proposals, although farm groups praised Republicans' efforts to boost safety net and trade promotion funding.

    By May 21, 2024
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    How companies should approach compliance under multiple climate reporting regulations: BCG

    Companies may need to reorganize as climate disclosure mandates take shape, says Tim Mohin, a partner and director at Boston Consulting Group.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • May 21, 2024
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the US culture wars

    Alabama and Florida banned products made from animal cells, playing into claims that lab-grown meat is a threat to livestock farming.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 20, 2024
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    House Republicans unveil farm bill text, kicking off partisan fight

    The proposal "doesn’t provide a path forward to getting a bill passed on the House Floor," the top Democrat on the Agriculture Committee said.

    By May 17, 2024
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    OSHA heat standard clears regulatory hurdle

    As rulemaking progresses, the Department of Labor said it will prioritize heat-related inspections in agricultural industries that employ H-2A workers.

    By Zachary Phillips • May 17, 2024
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    ReposiTrak adds dairy and egg suppliers to traceability network

    The platform will be used to exchange FDA-required data for tracking products considered more prone to contamination.

    By Kelly Stroh • May 15, 2024
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    US to spend $200M on bird flu fight, including dairy farm compensation

    The investment comes as public health experts raise concerns that the government isn’t doing enough to track the virus and prevent it from spreading to humans.

    By May 13, 2024
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    House Republicans shed more light on proposed farm bill

    The plan includes more information on how conservatives would allocate additional climate funding from the Inflation Reduction Act.

    By May 13, 2024
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    FDA wins turf battle over regulation of gene-edited meat

    The agency will spearhead the review process to bring GMO animals to market in consultation with USDA. 

    By May 8, 2024
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    California poultry processors will pay over $5M to resolve overtime, child labor allegations

    The Department of Labor called it “one of the largest wage violation settlements ever reached" for domestic poultry workers.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 8, 2024
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    EU delays sustainability reporting requirements for food

    Industries including agriculture will have more time to focus on the implementation of broader disclosure rules before they start observing sector-specific standards.

    By Zoya Mirza • May 7, 2024
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    US to raise Morocco phosphate fertilizer tariffs again

    Farm groups are worried the move will drive up costs as they see lower returns for their crops. 

    By May 7, 2024
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    Produce farms will need to test water for contamination in long-awaited food safety rule

    The update aims to better address potential pathogen contamination before fruits and vegetables are harvested.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Farmers blast cover crop requirements for sustainable jet fuel tax credits

    Corn and soybean growers say the rules will limit access to the lucrative SAF market as some climate-smart production practices are too expensive or not feasible for farms to implement.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Climate, anti-hunger groups react to farm bill proposals: ‘We are running out of time’

    Stakeholders are pushing for swift action on a bipartisan agreement after congressional leaders released conflicting frameworks for climate and food assistance funding. 

    By May 3, 2024
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    Dueling Senate farm bill plan reveals divisions on climate, SNAP

    A partisan split is threatening progress on the $1.5 trillion spending package as Republicans push for committee action before the end of the month.

    By May 2, 2024
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    House Republicans release farm bill framework

    The plan meets some Democrat demands around climate and food assistance, though disagreements over crop insurance could lead to a partisan impasse.

    By May 1, 2024
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    USDA issues final rule on updated school meal nutrition standards

    Under the new regulations, cafeterias will have to limit added sugars and reduce sodium in breakfast and lunch menus by fall 2027.

    By Anna Merod • May 1, 2024
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    US tests ground beef from grocery stores amid bird flu concerns

    Expanded testing comes as Colombia imposes beef trade restrictions over the outbreak in dairy cows.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Billionaire Batista brothers reinstated to JBS board

    The shareholder vote affirms the controversial siblings' return to power at the world's largest meat producer. 

    By April 29, 2024