Poultry Grading Fee Overview

October 3, 2019

USDA Bulletin USDA, AMS, Livestock & Poultry Program (L&P) rates for poultry grading services will increase October 1, 2019, as listed in a May 1, 2019, Federal Register notice.  Scheduled (resident) grading will be $62 …

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USDA Announces $20 Million Purchase of Eggs, Egg Products

October 3, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service will buy up to $20 million of shell eggs and frozen whole eggs as part of USDA’s trade mitigation program, the agency formally announced this week. The purchase, which had been …

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U.S., China Restart Trade Talks Amid Olive Branches

September 19, 2019

The United States and China will re-start trade negotiations this week after an exchange of modest, but conciliatory, steps. China excluded a few U.S. products from its retaliatory tariffs, then announced tariffs on soybeans, pork …

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Senate Subcommittee approves $151.7B Ag Appropriations

September 19, 2019

On September 17, the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved the $151.7 billion FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill by a voice vote without any amendments. The bill provides $1.028 billion for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health …

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Several Bills Before Congress This Fall

September 5, 2019

Congress is expecting three bills on the floor next week; HR 205 – Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act (Rooney), HR 1941 – Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (Cunningham), HR 1146 – Arctic Cultural …

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