Food, agriculture are “critical infrastructure”

March 26, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a guidance document on the “essential critical infrastructure workforce.” The list comprises industries and workers that need to remain operational even during protective measures against COVID-19. The agriculture …

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USDA Publishes Hemp Rule

November 7, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced new rules to allow the cultivation of hemp. Legalized in the 2018 farm bill, hemp is the same species as marijuana but has less than 0.3 percent by weight …

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Midterm Election Results

November 8, 2018

On Tuesday, in one of the most highly-anticipated midterm elections, Democrats captured the U.S. House of Representatives, and the GOP expanded its majority in the U.S. Senate. With a Democratic majority in the House, Representative …

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Midwest Ag Businesses Targeted in ICE Raid

August 16, 2018

A recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid arrested 133 workers for illegally working in agricultural businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota.  Fourteen business owners and managers were also arrested for fraud, wire fraud, and …

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New Avian Influenza Indemnity Rule Finalized

August 14, 2018

Rule requires auditable biosecurity plans to be in place for larger-sized operations to receive indemnity payments. Jacqui Fatka 1 | Aug 14, 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a …

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