Supply Chain


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    Kellanova to make Cheez-It crackers with regenerative wheat for East Coast grocery stores in unique pilot

    Ahold Delhaize USA, owner of Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop, is teaming with the snacking giant and grain cooperative Bartlett to reduce emissions from field to shelf.

    By June 18, 2024
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    USDA awards $50M to help farms hire migrant workers

    The grants are part of a pilot to expand legal migratory pathways in northern Central America through the H-2A visa program.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture News

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture News staff
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    McDonald’s elevates regenerative ag leader to head supply chain

    Cesar Piña, who spearheaded the fast-food chain's commitments around soil health and deforestation-free beef, will be responsible for the company’s vast sourcing footprint.

    By Philip Neuffer • June 17, 2024
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    Agtech seedlings: Microsoft-backed venture to open Georgia ‘farm of the future’

    Also in this week's farm technology news: AgriCapture issues first carbon credits for regenerative rice, and a major berry supplier inks a deal for new shelf life extension tech.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Albertsons promotes new USDA food assistance benefit for kids

    The grocer’s foundation wants to boost participation in a federal program that awards families $120 per eligible child to spend on food this summer.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 14, 2024
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    China bans US meat exports from major West Coast logistics facility, disrupting shipping

    The trade action has become a pain point for beef, pork and poultry exporters as far away as the Midwest, who rely on the cold storage hub to move goods out of the Port of Oakland.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Whole Foods broadens quality standards for meat products

    The grocer said it is looking to improve accountability and transparency as well as broaden the scope of suppliers it can work with.

    By Peyton Bigora • June 13, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government, averting strike

    Potential labor action facing two major railroads, however, still threatens cross-border trade.

    By Larry Avila • June 12, 2024
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    Cargill, Target and FibreTrace partner to verify raw cotton

    Luminescent pigments are integrated into raw cotton to track it throughout the global supply chain.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • June 11, 2024
  • Vanilla bean volatility could drive up ice cream prices

    While supply constraints are not expected to last long, growers warn of a potential cost problem.

    By Jennifer Lawinski • June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike deadline extended

    Shippers have been carefully monitoring union labor negotiations and are raising the alarm of potential transportation slowdowns in the case of a walkout.

    By Larry Avila • June 10, 2024
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    Opinion

    The seafood industry must recognize that healthy seas require safeguarding human rights

    While businesses have made strides in becoming more environmentally responsible, they must also hasten efforts to eliminate labor abuses or risk consumer backlash and legal repercussions.

    By Ryan Bigelow • June 7, 2024
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    Looming Canada border agent strike threatens trade

    If no deal is reached, shippers can expect lengthy delays in moving cross-border freight as soon as Friday.

    By Larry Avila • June 6, 2024
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    Bird flu in dairy cattle reported for first time in Iowa, Minnesota as outbreak spreads

    Cases have now been detected in herds across 11 states as public health officials scramble to scale biosecurity measures on farms.

    By Updated June 6, 2024
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    5 agriculture podcasts to listen to right now

    With hundreds of shows to choose from, we spotlight some of our favorites dealing with all aspects of farming, from sustainabilty to economics.

    By David Silverberg • June 6, 2024
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    Why orange juice prices have soared to a record high

    Years of lackluster citrus harvests in Brazil, combined with flooding and heatwaves, are set to push supply to the second lowest level in decades.

    By June 5, 2024
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    USDA proposes ban on pay deductions for chicken farmers in tournament systems

    Producers may only receive performance bonuses in a potential overhaul of the controversial payment structure, part of a Biden administration effort to promote competition.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Huy Fong Foods’ sriracha shortage strikes again

    The popular rooster-adorned bottle has become a mainstay and must for hot sauce lovers. But its production is on hold…again.

    By Alexandra Frost • June 3, 2024
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    USDA pilot to track bird flu in dairy herds

    Under the voluntary program, participating farms can bypass certain animal shipment requirements if herds test negative for three consecutive weeks.

    By June 3, 2024
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    USDA launches child summer nutrition programs

    Some 32 states are participating in the agency’s slate of SUN Programs, which includes a permanent Summer EBT initiative.

    By Anna Merod • May 31, 2024
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    Agtech seedlings: Saudi startup raises $16M to grow produce in deserts | Danone joins AB InBev accelerator

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Cibo Technologies rolls out an emissions reporting tool for CPGs, and Farmers Edge teams with sorghum growers to advance climate-smart agriculture.

    By Agriculture News staff • May 31, 2024
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    Post Holdings says bird flu hit nearly 14% of egg supply

    The CPG giant reported avian influenza outbreaks among third-party contracted flocks in Minnesota and Iowa.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Scope 3 emissions reporting is a ‘when,’ not an ‘if’ for companies: Bayer

    An executive with the crop sciences giant explains how the company works with suppliers to track its environmental footprint across the supply chain.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • May 29, 2024
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    East Coast port labor talks spark shipper contingency plans

    The current six-year contract for workers is set to expire on Sept. 30, prompting fears of potential supply chain delays.

    By Alejandra Salgado • May 28, 2024
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    USDA awards $300M to grow agricultural trade in new export markets

    The funding comes from the controversial Commodity Credit Corporation, which has come under mounting scrutiny from Republicans during farm bill negotiations.

    By May 22, 2024