USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has agreed to extend deregulation to two lines of genetically engineered potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Company for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars.
Following a discussion with dairy producers near Wisconsin, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering to purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese surplus that has reached record levels, while assisting food banks and other food assistance recipients. Read[…]Read More »
Did you know that 1959 marked the last time America had an agricultural trade deficit, making 1960 the first year of an unparalleled string of surpluses? Back then, we exported just $3.95 billion in agricultural goods and imported $4.1 billion, according to USDA statistics. Fast forward to 2015 and US[…]Read More »