Industry News 4/18/19

April 18, 2019

USDA Proposes Updated NPIP Program Standards,” with comments due by May 13.

Brownfield Ag News reports “Nebraska ‘Ag Nuisance’ Bill Advances,”  expanding the state’s “Right to Farm,”  law.

Bill codifies USDA oversight of lab-grown meat,” from FeedStuffs reports on the proposed Hyde-Smith bill which amends the Federal Poultry and Meat Inspection Acts.

The Animal Welfare Institute summarized several studies in “Consumers Perceptions of Farm Animal Welfare.”

The need for ‘Big Food” companies to better communicate social responsibility initiatives is featured in “Hormel, Harvard Team Up To Change Minds About Big Food,” published in Forbes.

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance Releases Climate Policy Principles,” urging the U.S. government to change policies regarding food and agriculture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Founding members of the alliance are Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever.

New Zealand suffers egg shortage as farmers scramble to go free-range,” discusses farmers’ struggles to maintain output as they transition to free-range egg product from MSN.

Watt Ag reports “Avian flu returns to China, Mexico,” after a seven-year absence.