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New Equity Commission Sets Out to Strengthen the USDA’s Equitable Practices

The 15-member independent commission aims to “address equity issues, including racial equity issues.”

Shea Swenson
March 3, 2022
How Mexico’s Lucrative Avocado Industry Became a Source of Political Tension

The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so... (more)

Jeffrey Miller
March 1, 2022
US Suspends Avocado Imports From Mexico

The decision follows a threat made to an American inspector.

Shelby Vittek
February 14, 2022
Iowa Representative Pushing to Ban New Factory Farms

A state legislator is standing up to Big Ag with a new bill that would... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
February 10, 2022
USDA to Set Up ‘Pop-Up’ Site to Ease Port Congestion

With ships stuck off the California coast, the USDA plans to increase the capacity of... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 31, 2022
Maine Governor Denies Farmworkers the Right to Unionize

The reasoning? She feared it would discourage the growth of farms.

Dan Nosowitz
January 13, 2022
H-2A Farmworkers Will See Wage Increases This Year

In 2020, the Trump administration froze wages for foreign farmworkers. Last month, a lawsuit overturned... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 4, 2022
Biden Administration Unveils $1 Billion Plan To Expand Independent Meat Processing

President Biden held a virtual roundtable to discuss his plan to improve competition and supply... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 3, 2022