The global food production system, which
includes agriculture, accounts for more than a third of manmade greenhouse
gases, according to an August report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change.
And while past focus has been on industries
such as fossil fuels and transportation, new attention is being put on
agriculture’s role in the climate change
solution. On September 18, a coalition representing 10,000 farmers and ranchers
delivered a letter to congress supporting the Green New Deal, a congressional resolution to
transition the United States to 100 percent clean energy by 2030.
Farming, more than any other industry, might be the best hope for curbing climate change.
A Brazilian-owned meat processing company undercut its competition by more than $1 per pound to win nearly $78 million in pork contracts through a federal program launched to help American farmers offset the impact from an ongoing trade war.
hrough recent updates to company policies, Cargill aims to undertake “deforestation-free supply chains,” by the year 2030. But a new report concludes such supply chains will not be able to perform as hoped.
A new bill , H.R. 1783: Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act of 2019, has been introduced to set a tolerance for glyphosate residue on oats, prohibit the use of glyphosate on oats before harvest and require annual testing of the pesticide on foods most likely consumed by infants and children.
Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve charges of discrimination investigated by the Denver Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today.
Agriculture giant Cargill Inc. is among four major Minnesota businesses that contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians who say climate change is a hoax or exaggerated, a new report from Minnesota Public Radio has found.
The United States reached a major free trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim countries at the beginning of October. Industry experts believe the deal, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will open lucrative foreign markets to American agricultural products. Lobbying records suggest major agribusinesses are heavily interested in the deal.
Monsanto announced Wednesday that it will cut 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-savings strategy prompted by a decline in its global seed and herbicide sales. The job cuts will come throughout the next two years.