USDA starts signup for pandemic livestock indemnity

July 22, 2021

The USDA has begun accepting applications for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP). This program compensates producers for animals that were euthanized during the pandemic. The department’s Farm Service Agency said the program will help …

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Organic livestock and poultry rule to return

July 8, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the USDA will re-issue a regulation on organic livestock and poultry practices that was withdrawn by the Trump administration. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) sued USDA over the …

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USDA to compensate for forced euthanization

June 17, 2021

In a week that saw multiple announcements of aid to farms and food-insecure families, the USDA announced it will make payments to “livestock and poultry producers forced to euthanize animals during the pandemic (March 1, …

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USDA modifies Shell Egg Surveillance Program sampling

June 17, 2021

Effective July 1, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will modify its Shell Egg Surveillance (SES) Program’s sampling protocols for eggs examined under the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA). The SES Program was established to …

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President’s budget re-prioritizes ag funding

June 3, 2021

After a lengthy delay, President Biden released the details of the administration’s F.Y. 2022 budget request. The $6 trillion budget complements the investments proposed through the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. Significant …

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