‘Phase one’ fails to deliver, and a new approach to China is needed, says trade expert – October 30, 2020

‘Phase one’ fails to deliver, and a new approach to China is needed, says trade expert The “phase one” agreement that de-escalated the Sino-U.S. trade war is not paying off in massive sales of U.S. products, including food and agricultural exports, to China or in the long-term reform of Chinese… Continue reading

Food insecurity problem for active-duty military and veterans – October 27, 2020

    (AgInsider) Federal legislation introduced this month to automatically enroll children of eligible service members into school meals programs reflects the scope of food insecurity among military families — a population that often gets overlooked in coverage of hunger and economic hardship.   The Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility… Continue reading

House ag leadership at stake in tight Peterson-Fischbach race – October 26, 2020

House ag leadership at stake in tight Peterson-Fischbach race If there were a “toss-up caucus” of U.S. representatives in the tightest races, House Agriculture chairman Collin Peterson could be its premiere member. The Blue Dog Democrat from western Minnesota is running for re-election against a well-financed Republican, former Lt. Gov…. Continue reading

Characteristics of cell-based meat matter for labeling, meat lobby says – October 20, 2020

Characteristics of cell-based meat matter for labeling, meat lobby says The government should base its decision about how to label cell-based meats on their characteristics — their relative meatiness — rather than on their production method, said trade groups representing meatpackers and the startups growing meat in the lab.  … Continue reading