Monday, May 17, 2021 6:33PM CDT
Leaders from major cattle producer groups are calling for action by Congress, the Justice Department and USDA to address the imbalance in markets as feeders lose money while packers report high profits and strong demand for beef. They met last week and issued a joint statement Monday. Republican members of Congress also called on the Justice Department to continue its investigation into packers.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:00AM CDT
USDA officials provided an update this week on loan repayment of Farm Service Agency loans to socially disadvantaged farmers. Litigation has taken a twist as a Black farmer from Tennessee and his organization filed motions meant to block at least two federal lawsuits filed on behalf of white farmers.