Ag Alerts: Online grocery shopping with SNAP; Tyson sues USDA; Walmart raises prices

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

SNAP participants will soon have the
ability to buy food online. | Modern Farmer

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) participants will soon have the ability to use SNAP benefits to
purchase online groceries. The program will start in New York and expand to
other states. USDA beefs up efforts to stop the spread of African swine fever. | New Food Economy

The U.S. Department of
Agriculture is elevating their efforts to stop the spread of African swine
fever, an illness spread through an animal’s bodily fluids.

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

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

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.

Opinion: The NCBA needs to lighten up when it comes to cell-based technology

Enter the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association and the highly anticipated joint agreement between the Food and Drug Administration and United States Agriculture Department over oversight of
cell-based meat technology.

The deal – released last month – calls for FDA and USDA to each do what they do best. FDA will regulate cell collection, cell banks, and differentiation.