U.S. signs USMCA

January 23, 2020

President Trump signed USMCA following Thursday’s overwhelming approval in the Senate. The Senate voted 89-10 to pass the agreement. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY.), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse …

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Ag guest worker bill

January 23, 2020

Last month, the House voted 260 to 165 to pass H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), seeks to improve …

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HPAI outbreak spreads to Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia

January 23, 2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) rapidly returned to Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia shortly after Poland’s first report of the disease in several flocks at the end of December. Slovakia reported a case in a backyard …

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New regulation could boost eggs in schools

January 23, 2020

Schools may find it somewhat easier to offer eggs and egg-containing dishes at breakfast under a proposed rule issued Jan. 23 by the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service. Schools are allowed to offer eggs and …

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An egg’s journey from hen to home

January 17, 2020

UEP farmer-members are egg farmers,  many led by multiple generations, and proudly represent about 90 percent of all egg production in the United States. Egg farmers provide excellent care for their hens, produce safe, nutritious …

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