$20 million federal grant launches AI institute for better crops, agricultural production


AMES, Iowa (July 29, 2021)--– The latest artificial intelligence tools will allow researchers to develop digital twins of individual crop plants and entire farm fields, helping plant breeders improve crop varieties and farmers boost production. The researchers behind a new artificial intelligence research institute say their work can accelerate the…

New Director of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Joins UW


WYOMING (July 19, 2021)---The new director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) recently joined the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Eric Webster began his duties July 6. He previously was director of the Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Iberia Research Station and assistant regional director of…

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination


July 13, 2021,  Editors Note---The release is being updated to alert consumers that the recalled ready to eat products were used in additional products produced by other establishments and retailers. Some products bear a different establishment number on the label due to further processing and some products may have been…

Biden Excluded White Farmers: US Federal Judge Halts Biden’s Agriculture’s Loan Program


FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 6, 2021)--A US District Court judge has halted President Joe Biden's US Department of Agriculture's loan program.  Judge Reed O'Connor ruled "This prohibition encompasses: (a) considering or using an applicant Class Member’s race or ethnicity as a criterion in determining whether that applicant will obtain loan…

USDA Expands Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program for Meat Processors to 9 States with Addition of South Dakota


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the State of South Dakota have finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) agreement, which provides an opportunity for selected state-inspected meat and poultry processors to ship their products across state…

King’s Command Foods, LLC Recalling Fully Cooked and Shelf Stable Meat, Poultry Meatballs and Pork Patties


WASHINGTON, May 28, 2021 - King's Command Foods, LLC., a Kent, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,025 pounds of fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry meatballs and pork patties due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The…

RECALL: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Issued A Public Health Alert


CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2021) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 130,860 pounds of frozen fully cooked, diced chicken products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen, fully cooked, diced chicken items were…