In total, $7 billion will be sent out to U.S. farmers this summer. The sign up to receive payment starts on Monday July 29, 2019. The amount given to each individual farmer depends on acreage – it will range from $15 to $150.
Cargill Inc. opened a $48.8 million poultry plant in China. The new facility is set to produce 32,000 tons of protein products each year. The location in Chuzhou, Anhui is the company’s second operation in the country.
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.
Tyson Foods Inc. hasn’t announced an official decision on if the company will move forward with an over-billion-dollar venture in Kazakhstan. There is some speculation that if the investment goes through, Tyson would escape U.S. taxes.
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.
ByLeah Douglas / Food and Environment Reporting Network |
Communities in Missouri have been fighting the expansion of large-scale livestock operations in the state for years. But a controversial pair of bills moving through the state legislature would make community oversight of those farms even harder.
A Midwest restaurant is buying Calyno™ High Oleic Soybean Oil from Calyxt that fashions itself as a “consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company.” It is also the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S.