Ag Alerts: Bayer enters into mediation in RoundUp trial; ‘Bomb cyclone’ hits Cargill; Trump administration plans for 5G in rural America

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A roundup of news, reports and research on agribusiness and related issues. 

South American farmers are fleeing to the U.S. They're trying to run from climate change. | New York Times

A growing amount of South Americans are migrating to the United States. It isn’t necessarily due to government unrest or poverty. Scientists recently publicized the surge in relocation as a result of climate change.

From the unpredictability of weather to an inflow of pests, Central American farmers are fleeing their farms to move north. Last year, The World Bank reported, 1.4 million people fled from Central America. Many fled seeking liberation from agricultural responsibility.


Cargill has closed three grain facilities and one beef processing plant. It's all because of the "bomb cyclone" blizzard that hit last week. | KELO

Last Thursday, a blizzard hit the country, causing Cargill Inc. to close three grain operations in South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska. Additionally, Cargill revealed the closure of a beef production operation in Colorado.

The snow storm has restricted the handling and transportation of wheat, corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest.

USDA, EPA and FDA have released a new plan to reduce food waste. | USDA

Together, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have created a plan to reduce American food waste.

The interagency plan comprises of six “key action areas.” These areas are vital priorities to the agencies’ plan. The six points are meant to educate Americans on how to use food resources effectively.


Bayer agrees to respect U.S. federal judge's order in RoundUp trial. | Reuters

Bayer has agreed to obey a U.S. federal judge’s order, entering a mediation with the plaintiff in the RoundUp trial. The plaintiff has claimed Bayer did not warm of potential cancer risk associated with the Roundup weedkiller.

The Trump Administration has released a plan to bring rural America 5G technology. | New Food Economy

During a recent press conference, President Donald Trump revealed his administration’s plan to bring fifth-generation wireless, also known as “5G,” to rural America. For many who live in these areas of the country, cell phones provide the greatest access to internet. The President plans to increase access this technology through the expansion of the radio frequency accessibility.