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PODCAST: UK Beef Chats Episode 29
This week on UK Beef Chats, market expert Mike Nesbitt discusses production issues hindering the beef supply chain, processing capacity still hit by uncertainty, updates on transportation issues and more.
House of Representatives Delegation Pushes USDA to Support Small Meat, Poultry Processors
A delegation of 30 members of the House of Representatives issued a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushing for increased support for small meat and poultry processors across the nation.
The House Members put together a letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), commending them on their announcement of a $500 million investment for small and regional processors, but also...
NCBA Thanks President Biden, Secretary Vilsack for Taking Steps to Strengthen Beef Supply Chain
President Biden signed an Executive Order which initiates several federal rulemakings and commits $500 million to expanding processing capacity in the beef industry. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) thanked President Biden and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack for acting rapidly to address key concerns impacting cattle and beef producers.
NCBA welcomed the announcement of rulemakings to improve the accuracy of the "Product of the USA" beef label and implement...
USDA Announces $500 Million for Expanded Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity
The USDA announced it intends to make significant investments to expand processing capacity and increase competition in meat and poultry processing to make agricultural markets more accessible, fair, competitive, and resilient for American farmers and ranchers. This is one of several key steps that USDA will take to increase competition in agricultural markets, pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting competition and as part of USDA efforts to build a more resilient supply chain and better food system. Together, USDA’s actions will help farmers, ranchers, farmworkers and consumers all get a fair shake.
Specifically, USDA announced its intent to invest $500 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand meat and poultry processing capacity so that farmers, ranchers, and...
Lawmakers Ask Biden Administration to Help Hog Farmers
Seventy lawmakers joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Reps. Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.) and Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) in letters asking the administration to stop a recent court order from harming U.S. hog farmers. The letters call on Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Acting Solicitor General Prelogar to appeal a recent federal district court striking down pork harvest facility line speeds allowed under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s New Swine Inspection System (NSIS). The court order, set to go into effect on June 29, will lead to pork industry concentration and increased market power for plant operators at the expense of small hog farmers. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is calling for a longer stay of the court order and/or waivers that would allow the six impacted plants to continue...
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