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

Meatpackers drafted Trump order on meat plants during Covid-19 – May 13, 2022

Meatpackers drafted Trump order on meat plants during Covid-19 Facing pressure from local health officials over conditions in their plants, meatpacking companies “drafted and pitched an executive order to the Trump White House” to keep slaughterhouses open during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, said a congressional staff report… Continue reading