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The General Accounting Office (GAO) released its review of the 22 agricultural commodity checkoff programs today, finding no major problems but calling for more consistent auditing procedures and over

USDA inspectors have the authority to override any inaccuracies they find in beef packing plants utilizing the new camera grading system. That message was delivered to industry stakeholders last week

Ron Davidson has a special vantage point of the new Trans Pacific Partnership. As the senior vice-president of international trade and public affairs for the Canadian Meat Council, he’s witnessed fi

Two farm state senators have expressed their “vehement disagreement” with USDA’s withdrawal of proposed GIPSA rule changes.In a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a searchable database of companies conforming to Good Agricultural Practice audits performed by the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service.Found at ht

Pasture rent is an expense most cattle producers negotiate on a yearly basis and it can fluctuate based on competition from other grazers. This year cash rent pasture rates averaged $12.50/acre nation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce. The company failed to pay $341,917 to eight sellers for 45 lots of produce from Febru

The future doesn’t appear bright for organic hydroponic fresh produce growers.  The National Organic Standards Board last fall tabled a decision on whether to let growers who don’t use

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meets May 9-10.  The committee will meet at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va.. The

The dollar and convenience store trend may be a downer for fresh produce consumption. That is at least one takeaway from a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service