Vilsack: Transform food system with more processors and local marketing – June 2, 2022

Vilsack: Transform food system with more processors and local marketing The pandemic exposed the weaknesses of a food system built around large-volume production and national supply chains, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday. As a remedy, he said, the USDA would help independent processors start up or expand their… Continue reading

USDA would reform ‘tournament’ system in poultry production – May 26, 2022

USDA would reform ‘tournament’ system in poultry production Poultry farmers would have more protection against abuse by processors under a USDA proposal to revamp the “tournament” system that pits producers against each other in a competition for income, said the Biden administration on Thursday. The administration also announced $200 million… Continue reading

Biden launches non-traditional Indo-Pacific Economic Framework – May 24, 2022

Biden launches non-traditional Indo-Pacific Economic Framework The United States and a dozen nations, from Japan in the north to Australia in the south, launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday, built on common interests in the digital economy, climate change, economic resilience and clean government. “The future of the… Continue reading