Lawmakers grumble about being left in the dark on USDA climate-smart projects

By Chuck Abbott, November 9, 2022 Fern’s Ag Insider FacebookTwitterEmail The Biden administration bypassed lawmakers when it tripled the size of its climate-smart commodities initiative and may face congressional investigations and stricter limits on USDA spending as a consequence, said two farm policy consultants on Wednesday. “I think there will be an attempt to interject…



Drought Expands East To The Mississippi River, Where It’s Really Messing Things Up

  Chloe Sorvino Forbes Staff I lead Forbes coverage of food and agriculture. Follow Oct 28, 2022,06:30am EDT Footprints, human and animal, dot stretches of the Mississippi River that have been underwater for as long as people remember, and eight barges have run aground this year. Rain has been scarce, with little prospect for more….



Farm Action News Roundup: Time to Crack Down on Mislabeled Meat

lus: Farm Action meets with DOJ and USDA FARM ACTION FOCUS: THANKS TO USDA, “NO ANTIBIOTICS, EVER” MEAT ACTUALLY MEANS “ANTIBIOTICS, SOMETIMES.” This blog was jointly produced with Farm Forward and authored by Mike Callicrate: a Colorado rancher, rural advocate, and owner of Ranch Foods Direct.If you’ve ever perused the packaged meat aisle at your…



AG to investigate merger of Albertsons and Kroger

AG to investigate merger of Albertsons and Kroger ciara.wells October 27, 2022, 8:36 AM Listen now to WTOP News WTOP.com | Alexa | Google Home | WTOP App | 103.5 FM D.C.’s Office of the Attorney General will investigate the proposed $20 billion merger between grocery chains Albertsons and Kroger, and attorneys general in the…



Kroger – Albertsons Mega Merger Will Mean Higher Prices, Job Losses In Wyoming, Say Union Reps

Kroger – Albertsons Mega Merger Will Mean Higher Prices, Job Losses In Wyoming, Say Union Reps Published on October 20, 2022October 20, 2022 in News/wyoming economy/Business By Renée Jean, Tourism and Business Reporter renee@cowboystatedaily.com National grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons have announced a multi-billion merger the companies say will lower prices by a collective $500…



Alan Guebert: Ag policy was about cultural stability, not endless market growth

Ag policy was about cultural stability, not endless market growth Alan Guebert Oct. 16, 2022 If you think U.S. politics are too polarized, too anger-driven, and too polluted by big money, take a quick look at the trainwreck that United Kingdom politics has become to see what’s in store for us if we don’t regain…



Kroger to acquire Albertsons

Kroger to acquire Albertsons Photo: ©JHVEPHOTO – STOCK.ADOBE.COM 10.14.2022 By Keith Nunes CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. is acquiring Albertsons Companies for approximately $24.6 billion. If the acquisition is approved, it will encompass 4,996 stores, 52 processing plants, 66 distribution centers, employ approximately 710,000, and, on a combined basis have an estimated $210 billion sales…



Nebraska Beef agrees to $200k fine for misrepresenting grading records

Nebraska Beef agrees to $200k fine for misrepresenting grading records By Lori Pilger, Lincoln Journal Star Oct 7, 2022 A small change to Angus specifications allows U.S. Department of Agriculture graders more accurate measurements. Camera grading calculates fat thickness to several decimal places, and that provides consistency and clarity when dealing with fractions of an…



Reinventing farming and food post-globalisation | FT Film – Our very democracy is at stake

Reinventing farming and food post-globalisation | FT Film The FT’s global business columnist Rana Foroohar believes globalisation has failed. In the first of three films based on her new book, ‘Homecoming: the path to prosperity in a post-global world’, she takes a trip across the US to see how neoliberal economic thinking has broken our…



New Op-Ed from FTC Chair Khan on Pesticide Manufacturers Suit

Hi all, Hope you’re having a good week! I wanted to make sure that you all saw a new op-ed from FTC Chair Lina Khan in the Des Moines Register this morning on the agency’s suit with 10, bipartisan state AGs against Syngenta and Corteva, the dominant pesticide manufacturers. The suit claims Syngenta and Corteva…