In the mid-1990’s, there were growing concerns in the industry and Congress over packer concentration as meat packing companies were consolidating and getting larger. This was captured in a 1996 report, Pork Price Reporting Improvement Initiative (pdf), as a survey of pork industry packers. In the fall of 1998, the swine industry faced an oversupply situation, and negotiated slaughter hog prices fell to historically low levels.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for the National Mango Board to fill seats for seven members whose terms expire Dec. 31, 2022. Nomination applications for the seats are due Feb. 25, 2022. Appointed members will serve three-year terms.
The National Mango Board is seeking nominees for the following seats:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it is extending the deadline to submit applications for the Farm and Food Worker Relief (FFWR) Grant Program from Feb. 8, 2022, to March 10, 2022. Additionally, AMS has updated the requirements regarding employment verification methods for eligible beneficiaries.
AMS has partnered with two organizations, UFW Foundation and Corazón Latino, to provide FFWR applicants with pre-award technical assistance: