Barack Obama

Vilsack will arrive at Niigata, Japan on Thursday 21 April for the G7 summit on food security

USDA secretary on diplomatic mission to Japan and Vietnam

By Oscar Rousseau

Tom Vilsack, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary, has led a diplomatic mission to Japan and Vietnam to underscore the significance of bilateral trade, which includes reducing tariffs on meat.

EPA chief Gina McCarthy accused of spending over $60,000 in lobbying for WOTUS

US environment agency accused of breaking law over water bill

By Oscar Rousseau

The USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been accused of breaching anti-lobbying laws after driving the clean waters bill (WOTUS) through Congress, despite bipartisan disapproval and beef industry opposition. 

Tom Vilsack (centre) called the $30m grants an

US awards $30m to improve food production

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award grants of more than $30m to improve food safety, reduce antibiotic resistance and bolster plant resilience in the wake of climate change.


Obama ‘appalling’ say US cattlemen

By Oscar Rousseau

Barack Obama’s decision to veto a resolution of disapproval on a clean water bill has been met with condemnation from American beef farmers. 

The US government has backtracked on COOL labelling

Congress cools off beef and pork labelling

By Oscar Rousseau

US President Barack Obama has signed an omnibus bill to end the US government’s enforcement of the country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork products. 

California has a vast system of canals and reservoirs to move water from the northern part of the state to the south.

California 2014 drought could send waves through US commodity markets

By Hank Schultz

A looming water crisis in California has led more than 50 California lawmakers to request the declaration of a state drought emergency.   The dire water situation for the upcoming crop year could send ripples through US agricultural supply says the California...


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