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Registration Open for the Federal Milk Marketing Order Forum
Registration Open for the Federal Milk Marketing Order Forum
The American Farm Bureau Federation is hosting an industry-wide forum on the Federal Milk Marketing Order.  The forum, slated for October 14th-16th in Kansas City, was prompted by a call from Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to get as many people involved in dairy as possible in one room to discuss solutions to the Federal Milk Marketing Order shortfalls. The...
USA Takes Action to Prevent Salmonella in Poultry Products
USA Takes Action to Prevent Salmonella in Poultry Products
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced it will declare Salmonella as an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products.  By declaring Salmonella an adulterant in these products, FSIS will be able to ensure highly contaminated products that could make people sick aren’t sold to consumers. Since 1988, ...
Vilsack: First Step in Rebuilding Ag Workforce
Vilsack: First Step in Rebuilding Ag Workforce
It's not enough to provide loans and grants to support local farmers, or to build or improve local food processing facilities. "There's also the people that are needed to be trained and experienced to do the work." Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said one of the biggest problems farmers and food processing companies have is a shortage of workers, and so, "we're going to make $40 m

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