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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Infrastructure bill, budget reconciliation cut short Congress’ August recess

August 26, 2021

Work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation process have cut short Congress’ traditional August recess. Both bills passed the Senate earlier this month and are being considered in the House. These two …

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approves FY22 agriculture appropriations bill

August 12, 2021

This past week, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY22. The legislation will provide $25.855 billion in discretionary spending, up $2.5 billion …

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