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The nation’s largest beef industry group will ask its members for fresh direction on how to approach price discovery discussions on Capitol Hill and throughout the sector.

Washington Week Ahead: Livestock, shipping bills get vote, Dems seek to finalize spending plan

Congress cleared a major item from its December agenda this week and moved the government funding deadline into February. Agri-Pulse's Phil Brasher and Spencer Chase discuss that as well as what the rest of the month will look like in this week's video.

In part two of our articles on efforts to rebuild Rural America, we look at how rural leaders are looking at new ways to attract employees to live and work in small towns.

The port congestion and trucking shortage that have made it difficult – and in some cases just not possible to ship U.S. ag commodities overseas will likely continue throughout 2022, according to a new analysis from RaboResearch, a division of Rabobank.

Campbell Soup Company has named Stewart Lindsay vice president of corporate responsibility and sustainability and Phillip Hayes has announced he has taken a new role with Farmland Partners.

Former Senate Republican Leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole, who forged a legislative record in food and agriculture and the rights of the disabled, died Sunday. He was 98.

Producers are breathing a sigh of relief after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended a waiver from its Hours of Service regulation to certain commercial truck drivers.

ICYMI: Senate Democrats are dramatically increasing funding for USDA's conservation technical assistance to farmers as part of the climate-smart agriculture provisions in the Build Back Better spending package.


Homeland Security deems agriculture as ‘critical infrastructure’ amid COVID-19 pandemic @FarmerCoop  @NPPC  @Fertilizer_Inst 

The Senate Agriculture Committee is about to begin the confirmation hearing of Secretary of Agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack. Tune in here for updates.

Dietary guidelines report compromised, should be delayed, group says

In this opinion piece, Senator@JohnBoozman , R-Ark., discusses inflation driving up input costs for producers.

BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump  says USDA will implement a $19 billion program that includes direct payments and commodity purchases.

In this opinion piece, Liam Condon with Bayer Ag discusses what makes a resilient food system and what tools are needed to meet the global challenge of feeding the world without starving the planet. @Bayer  @ChicagoCouncil