Ag Alerts: Tyson turns to x-ray metal detectors; California bans controversial pesticide; ERS forms a union

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Tyson Foods installs x-ray and metal detection machines to fix their contamination problem. | AJC.com

Tyson Foods faced almost 12 million pound of chicken strips. In effect are plans to utilize metal detectors and x-ray machines to fix future metal contamination in company products.

California bans the pesticide, chlorpyrifos. | The Guardian

The Trump Administration has reversed an Obama administration decision to ban a pesticide that is known to cause health issues. The state of California plans to ban the pesticide, despite the administration’s decision to allow the use of chlorpyrifos.

USDA is working on a new aid package for American farmers. | Agri-Pulse

To make up from trade war losses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released aid plans for farmers across the country. This is the second package meant to help farmers fair the trade war.

 Economic Research Service have decided to form a union. | New Food Economy

Employees working in the research branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Economic Research Service, will soon form a union. Last week, a voted on the formation of a union passed, 138 to 4. 

 Washington governor signs bill for hens.| Vox

Governor Jay Inslee (WA-D) signed a bill advocating for animal rights. For hens, living conditions for laying eggs aren’t always spacious enough. A new law will make selling eggs from hens who live in small cages, illegal. The law is set to take effect in 2023.