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Around 1.2 million illness are caused by salmonella every year, say the USDA

US toughens food safety regulation for poultry

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised new federal food safety regulations to reduce the risk of salmonella and campylobacter in chicken products.

LPRIB's board members will represent lamb producers, feeders and handlers

New appointments to US lamb board

By Chloe Ryan

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced four appointments to the 2016 Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Board. 

There was a call for congress to implement a federal disaster program for poultry

Federal funds help rebuild US poultry stocks

By Michelle Perrett

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

This year's National Farmers’ Market Week in the USA will be held between 2 and 8 August

US to celebrate farmers’ markets

By Chloe Ryan

National Farmers’ Market Week in the USA will this year be held between 2 and 8 August, agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has announced. 

The funding is designed to help create new opportunities for the sheep industry

US invests in sheep industry

By Georgi Gyton

A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to the US’ National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, through the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.

Miles Smith Farms is to put the money towards produced a mixed-meat burger

Meat farmers to receive funding from USDA

By Georgi Gyton

A US farm in Loudon, New Hampshire has been highlighted as one of nearly 250 operations to receive a portion of a $25m funding pot designed to help rural businesses grow and diversify.

Meat processors targeted in food waste campaign

US tackles food waste head-on

By Carina Perkins

The US government has launched a new campaign to encourage food producers, processors, retailers and consumers to take action to “reduce, recover, and recycle” food waste.

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