Administration prepares another multibillion-dollar aid package for agriculture – August 27, 2020

Administration prepares another multibillion-dollar aid package for agriculture The USDA aims to release a new version of its coronavirus relief program for farmers and ranchers in the next couple of weeks, said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday, with at least $14 billion available. President Trump has suggested the new… Continue reading

Meatpackers ignored warnings to plan for a pandemic, report finds – August 21, 2020

AG INSIDER Meatpackers ignored warnings to plan for a pandemic, report finds Experts and federal agencies repeatedly urged meatpackers to prepare for a potential future pandemic as far back as the Bush administration, yet none of the major packers had stocked personal protective equipment or trained personnel on pandemic response… Continue reading

Former education secretary joins calls for school food flexibility – August 18, 2020

Former education secretary joins calls for school food flexibility The Trump administration should immediately extend two waivers that allow schools during the coronavirus pandemic to serve meals at no charge to students, whether in the cafeteria, the classroom, or as grab-and-go meals at the curbside, said former education secretary Arne… Continue reading