Disaster Assistance Stalls Again

April 4, 2019

On Monday, the Senate voted down two disaster relief packages; one drafted by Senate Republicans and another House-passed bill. Democrats argued that the Senate-drafted bill, which included $600 million for Puerto Rico, did not include …

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House Judiciary Schedules Ag Immigration Hearing

April 4, 2019

This week, the House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing to address the ongoing lack of a reliable workforce for production agriculture and ag processing.  The Committee continues to hear from organizations including UEP that the …

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USDA Shifts Emergency Funds to Address vND in California

April 4, 2019

USDA Press Release, March 22, 2019 Secretary Perdue is making available an additional $45 million to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its partners to address the ongoing virulent Newcastle disease (vND) …

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Egg Industry Creates Jobs, Economic Impact in U.S.

April 4, 2019

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, United Egg Producers, National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation released an updated economic impact study on April 3.  The study highlights the poultry industry’s positive impact on …

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Trade Disputes Continue; Progress with China?

March 21, 2019

Multiple trade disputes continue to be a major market factor for agriculture and the economy as a whole. While progress has been made in talks with China, there is no agreement yet.  Meanwhile, the Trump …

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