A roundup of news, reports and research on agribusiness and related issues.
- Not many farms are benefitting from the Trump administration’s farm bailout. | New Food Economy
U.S. Department of Agriculture data hints a low number of farms are receiving funds from the farm bailout program. It is reported that at a single farm was handed over $2 million, an excessive amount of money when many farms still haven’t received their share.
U.S. Congress passed a disaster aid bill meant for emergency and recovery efforts throughout the states and Puerto Rico. President Trump signed the bill on Thursday.
New research suggests seaweed in cattle feed could keep the animals from burping so much. Researchers say growing the plant local would be key.
- President Trump plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports. | Agriculture.com
President Trump plans to enforce tariffs on Mexico, the decision could negatively affect cattle supplies headed into the U.S.
- USDA isn’t really holding big meat accountable. | ProPublica
The past couple of years have been hard on poultry farmers. The Trump administration has not only changed regulations but fail to enforce the preceding rules for large meat companies.
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