Farm, environmental groups weigh in on carbon

May 6, 2021

A coalition of farm and environmental groups said USDA should use a carbon bank to test concepts for carbon markets, encourage carbon-friendly farming practices and ensure farmers benefit from carbon credit trading. The Food and …

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AMS announces fee increase

April 22, 2021

On April 20, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced new fee rates for shell egg grading and certification services, effective October 1 (Fiscal Year 2022). For shell egg grading and certification services, the scheduled rate will …

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D.C. regulatory updates

March 18, 2021

CFAP still on hold On day one, the Biden Administration halted the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to conduct a review. The February 26 deadline was eliminated, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has …

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AMS egg purchases more than triple from 2019

October 22, 2020

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) finished the fiscal year with more than twice as much spending on eggs and egg products as in 2019 and more than four times the volume of shell eggs. …

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USDA doubles egg purchases

September 10, 2020

With about a month to go in the fiscal year, the USDA has already purchased more than twice as many combined pounds of eggs and egg products as in all of fiscal year 2019, and …

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