The COVID-1 bill, cattle markets and new products are featured this week.
Pork industry still concerned on labor shortage and limited numbers of TN visas.
Most recent farm bill increased cap on acres from 24.5 million to 27 million by 2023.
EU and 15 WTO members struck an interim agreement to bring appeals and resolve trade disputes among themselves.
Direct food- and agriculture-related provisions in the CARES Act total approximately $49 billion of $2 trillion measure.
FDA allows products destined for food service to go to retail without repackaging and AMS changes egg grading requirements.
USDA voices support for voluntary, not mandatory Product of USA, labeling of beef.
House expected to pass CARES Act on Friday, and another package could be in the works after Easter.
Staff available to continue helping agricultural producers during social distancing.