AG/FDA Blog

Constitution Day and More

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. Did you know that September 17 this week was Constitution Day? Our country has the longest continuous running Constitution in the world – 230 years. We have endured a Civil War, a Great Depression and two Wor… Read More
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Categories: USDA

Government Gridlock & More

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. We have not heard much about the threat of African Swine Fever. Even China seems to be recovering from that devastating disease. But now the swine industry in Germany is worried. Poland has been suffering swine… Read More
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Categories: USDA

Register by September 16 to receive early bird discount on OFW/Food Institute Virtual Food Labeling Course

OFW and The Food Institute will be holding their annual Food Labeling Seminar on October 7, 8, and 9. The virtual training course will cover everything you need to know about food labeling in today’s marketplace. The course will first cover basics… Read More
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Categories: FDA

The History and Value of School Lunches

By Kristin McGinty The Beginning The National School Lunch Program operates in 100,000 schools and is available to approximately 50 million children. We have all grown up with lunch in school, and perhaps breakfast too. But it was not always this way… Read More
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Categories: Public Policy

Taiwan and More

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. Taiwan – Let us keep in mind that China claims the island of Taiwan as part of China. But the citizens of Taiwan do not see it that way. Eleven men and women between the ages of 16 and 33 bought a speed boat… Read More
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Categories: USDA

Corn

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. I want to open today by talking about corn. There are a lot of crops planted in the Midwest, but none as important to the economy as corn. When I grew up we fed the corn that we produced to our pigs, cows, and… Read More
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Categories: USDA

COVID-19 and the Need for International Food Aid – A Growing Body of Evidence

By: Julia Johnson “So today, with COVID-19, I want to stress that we are not only facing a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe. Millions of civilians living in conflict-scarred nations, including many women and childre… Read More
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This and That

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. There are a lot of balls in the air. I will try to deal with a few select ones today. I’ll start with aluminum tariffs – President Trump re-imposed a 10% “national security” tariff on imports of aluminu… Read More
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Categories: USDA

Policy Solutions to Climate Change through Agriculture and Forestry

By Julia Johnson The coronavirus has dominated the news cycle over the last five months and has disrupted nearly every industry, particularly agriculture and forestry. Leaders, innovators, and policymakers in these fields are looking for solutions th… Read More
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More Spending – More Aid

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. It was so easy and so fast in the Spring — when Republicans and Democrats came together and authorized big spending to support our people and the economy. We didn’t have the money. They spent $3 trillio… Read More
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Categories: USDA

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