Climate change will be a top initiative in 2021

November 19, 2020

The “Climate Change” policy field has suddenly become very crowded and very visible, and agriculture is actively contributing to the discussions. President-Elect Biden made climate change efforts a major pillar of his campaign and promised …

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Cornerstone 2021 agriculture outlook

November 19, 2020

After nearly a week of awaiting election results, former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared President-Elect. Democrats will likely retain control of the House, although with a narrowed majority, and the Senate will await …

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LPAI found in Missouri and HPAI on the rise across Europe

November 19, 2020

USDA confirmed on November 7 the presence of H5 low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) in a backyard duck layer flock in Webster County, MO. Control measures and surveillance have been put in place, and the World …

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Hickman’s Compliance Officer recognized by SQFI

November 5, 2020

Shari Yeatts, compliance manager at Hickman’s Family Farms, has been named Safe Quality Food Institutes (SQFI) Practitioner of the Year in the SQFI 2020 Quality Achievement Awards. Yeatts was hired by Hickman’s in 2009 to …

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Egg products HACCP rule published

November 5, 2020

After some delays for technical reasons, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) formally published its regulation requiring Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans in egg product plants. The final regulation was …

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