The House on Thursday passed seven FY2022 appropriations bills by a 219 to 208 vote. The bills, bundled into a “minibus,” include funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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President Biden on Wednesday signed a national security directive that intends to set performance standards for technology and systems used by critical infrastructure, which includes the food sector.

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The Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday approved by a voice vote the nomination of Jennifer Moffitt to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.

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The 2021 Bill Roenigk Chicken Marketing Summit Golf Tournament was held Sunday, July 18 at The Oak Mark Golf Course on Amelia Island, Florida. Click through to find out the winners.

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There are many factors that go into raising healthy and strong broiler chicken flocks like controlled housing environments, proper veterinary care, but did you know chickens also have specialized diets prescribed by animal nutritionists? We explored this topic this week in a new blog post on Chicken Check In.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Commodity Procurement Program has published a series of resources to provide an overview of requirements for the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) initiative for the USDA Foods Program. The GS1 GDSN initiative will require suppliers of the USDA Foods program to report product information to GS1 GDSN for select products purchased for the National School Lunch Program.

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Poultry certified wholesome during June 2021 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.46 billion pounds, up three percent from the amount certified in June 2020, according to USDA’s latest Poultry Slaughter report.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending July 31, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 168,921,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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