JBS Reaches Pork Settlement in Court
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:14PM CST
Pork producer JBS has reached a $24 million settlement in a case involving price-fixing allegations. JBS agreed to cooperate with plaintiffs in the case.
Biden Names USDA Deputy Nominee
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12PM CST
Jewel Bronaugh holds a doctorate in career and technical education from Virginia Tech University. She would bring to USDA an extensive career working with Extension programs and has served as a 4-H Extension specialist. If confirmed, Bronaugh would serve as Vilsack's second in command at USDA. Bronaugh would also be the first Black woman to serve as USDA deputy secretary.
Trump's Legacy on Agriculture
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:11PM CST
President Donald Trump's policies on issues such as trade, energy, the environment and immigration heavily influenced farm prices, leading at times to criticism of the president's decisions. But the majority of farmers, who Trump often described as "our great, patriot farmers and ranchers," supported him throughout his presidency.
Input Suppliers Face Lawsuit
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:22PM CST
A lawsuit brought by a farmer's widow alleges 14 major ag companies coordinated a boycott of online sales platforms such as Farmers Business Network and AgVend, a move it argues resulted in artificially high prices and amounts to a violation of antitrust laws. The companies say the suit is without merit.