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Legislation could speed up domestic fertilizer production

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate would streamline the permitting process for more domestic phosphate and potash production. Ed Thomas with The Fertilizer Institute says, “We certainly do see a need for permitting reform. This is just a first step.” Thomas... Read More.

Pork producers applaud line speed extension

The National Pork Producers Council is applauding the recent announcement that the USDA is extending a pilot program that allows processing plants to run at increased line speeds.  Duane Stateler, an Ohio producer and president-elect of NPPC, tells Brownfield… “I’m glad they got the line... Read More.

Vilsack expects poultry line speed waiver extensions

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA will likely extend the waivers allowing faster poultry processing line speeds.  He says, “I think we will see an extension of this because we want to make sure we get the right information about whether or not... Read More.

Another pork line speed extension possible

A decision is coming soon on pork processing line speeds, and industry leaders are optimistic. Since the end of November, six U.S. pork processors have been operating under an extended USDA trial of the Swine Slaughter Inspection Service to allow third-party worker safety experts... Read More.