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Cybersecurity Must Be A Priority For Ag Community
Cybersecurity Must Be A Priority For Ag Community
The Memorial Day weekend cyber-attack on the world's largest meat processor impacted U.S. facilities and created a ripple effect along the supply chain. " caused disruptions to supply chains, logistics, and transportation to customers. And it increased consumer prices]Which has raised questions how to prevent similar events from occurring," said Jennifer van de Ligt of the University of
USDA Stepping Up Cybersecurity
USDA Stepping Up Cybersecurity
With cyberattacks against JBS and Colonial pipeline in the news, USDA is stepping up its data security efforts. "We are having conversations, I just had one yesterday about how we are going to ensure that we have a strong system within USDA that we can bolster the capacity to make our systems strong," noted Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh ...
Bill Would Combat Anti-Competitive Practices in Meat Processing Industry
Bill Would Combat Anti-Competitive Practices in Meat Processing Industry
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley joined fellow Republican Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, in introducing legislation on meatpacking. The bill, the Meat Packing Special Investigator Act, would address the "anti-competitive" practices in the meat and poultry industries that threaten the nation’s food supply and national security. The ...
Scott Wants To Know Who Is Responsible For JBS Attack
Scott Wants To Know Who Is Responsible For JBS Attack
The FBI is investigating, and the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee wants to know if Russia was behind the recent ransomware attack on JBS USA. Chairman David Scott said the “cowardly hacking” of critical U.S. “food, energy, and financial systems must be stopped,” and Russia must be held “accountable” if it’s somehow involved. While the House Ag Committee Chairman h ...
Cyberattacks A Focus Of Ag Industry Following JBS Attack
Cyberattacks A Focus Of Ag Industry Following JBS Attack
This week’s ransomware attack on JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, has refocused agriculture’s attention on cybersecurity and again raised key economic issues for the Ag and food industries. USDA has contacted several major meat processors, the FBI is investigating, and President Biden has launched a “rapid strategic review.” American Farm Bureau ...

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