National animal welfare law targets swine production

March 24, 2022

U.S. Representatives Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) have introduced an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act prohibiting the extreme confinement of all U.S. pregnant pigs. Many breeding sows are confined to gestation and …

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Reconciliation infrastructure update

November 4, 2021

The preliminary text of the Build Back Better Act, known as the reconciliation framework, was released on October 28. The $1.75 trillion package includes billions of dollars in climate resilience efforts and climate-smart agricultural practices. …

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HSUS uses D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, files lawsuit against Smithfield Foods

October 21, 2021

Like cage-free egg commitments, many companies have also made crate-free pork commitments. Many of these commitments are to be 100% “crate-free,” or also termed “group-housed,” by 2022.  Several organizations track and regularly report on company …

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USDA announces loan guarantee initiative to strengthen food supply chains

October 7, 2021

On October 4, the USDA announced that an additional $100 million from the American Rescue Plan will address food system challenges within meat and poultry processing. This investment is in addition to the previously announced …

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House Ag to mark up spending bill

September 9, 2021

The House Agriculture Committee will consider its portion of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package this Friday. The budget resolution instructs the Agriculture Committee to add $89.1 billion in spending over the years 2022-2030. The …

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