EPA announces appointment of Rod Snyder as EPA Agriculture Advisor

IARN — The Environmental Protection Agency announced the appointment of Rod Snyder to become EPA’s Agriculture Advisor last Thursday. Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA, working to advance the Biden-Harris environmental agenda for farmers and rural communities. Snyder is nationally recognized for his leadership at the intersection of agricultural and environmental policy, and joins the agency after serving as president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Read more

U.S. beef exports top $1B in August

IARN — The U.S. Meat Export Federation says U.S. beef exports soared to another new value record in August, topping the $1 billion mark for the first time. Read more

Global food prices up 32% since September 2020

IARN — Global food prices are 32.8 percent higher compared to September of last year according to reports from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The Monthly Food Price index average 130 points in September 2021, up 1.2 percent from last month, also reaching a ten-year high. Read more