The headlines on Tuesday are buzzing with topics ranging from livestock to robot-tractors.
The highlights below will give you a chance to catch up with the latest news.
On Monday, President Joe Biden said the United States will issue new rules and $1 billion in funding this year to support independent meat processors and ranchers as part of a plan to address a lack of “meaningful competition” in the meat sector.
In an update on Tuesday, the Justice Department and the USDA said they would prioritize competition and would create a central internet website for producers to submit complaints about unfair treatment.
California’s Proposition 12 went into effect on Sunday, but state officials are still working on a final set of regulations.
California voters approved Proposition 12 more than three years ago. It gave sows, calves of veal and egg-laying birds more space and prohibited the sale of eggs, meat, and veal from farms in states that don’t comply with the new standards.
Even so, some hog farmers plan to expand their operations with Proposition 12 in effect, said California agriculture officials in the “Planting Seeds” blog. Officials indicated that they believe enough product is already in the supply chain for the state to sustain it for several months.
John Deere & Co said it will start commercial delivery this year of technology that enables a tractor to till a field without an operator in the cab. After years of trying to automate farm work, this is the first time that the top North American tractor manufacturer has made this happen.
Source: Successful Farming