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Lawsuit Alleges Tyson Foods Managers Bet on Health of Workers

Details are coming out about a wrongful death lawsuit against Tyson Foods and its Waterloo, Iowa, processing plant. The suit alleges that during the initial stages of COVID-19, the company ordered employees to report...

Growth Energy Outlines 2021 Policy Priorities

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor outlined the biofuels industry’s top federal priorities for 2021, highlighting key measures that elected leaders must take to protect the climate and revitalize rural communities. Some of their other...

Brexit Talks Suspended After COVID Diagnosis

Brexit negotiations are suspended after a member of the European Union’s negotiating team tested positive for COVID-19. However, Reuters says officials are still working remotely to get an EU-United Kingdom trade deal on the...

Ag Lender Survey Reveals Bankers Top Concerns

The Fall 2020 Agricultural Lender Survey report shows that ag lenders continue to remain focused on credit quality, even as the farm economy continues to work through the prolonged downturn caused by COVID-19. The...

Grassley Praises Report on Farm Payment Limitations

The Government Accountability Office says that the USDA hasn’t been reviewing Farm Service Agency state compliance with rules regarding farm program eligibility. “The lack of oversight and accountability has created a welfare system for...

Ag Community Wants EU Trade Tariffs Removed

America’s top agriculture commodity groups and trade associations sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer talking about European Union retaliatory tariffs on American goods. The groups, including Farmers for Free Trade, are...

Chicken: The Number One COVID-19 Protein

Over the past year, as Americans cooked more food in their homes than they had before, chicken has become the top choice for a healthy and convenient protein that the entire family can enjoy....

Streamlining Biofuels Registration Act Introduced in the House

Democrat Cheri Bustos of Illinois and Republican Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota introduced the Streamlining Advanced Biofuels Registration Act of 2020 into the House of Representatives. The legislation would encourage low-carbon fuel production and increase...

Alliance Publishes Unprecedented Climate Change Recommendations

An alliance of groups that represent farmers, forest owners, the food sector, state governments, and environmental advocates released an unprecedented list of recommendations to guide Federal climate policy development. The effort is called the...

Senate Unanimously Passes Grain Standards Reauthorization

Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts of Kansas and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan say the Senate has unanimously passed the bipartisan U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020. The act regulates marketing...

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