Louisiana Receives $1.7B in Unexpected Federal Hurricane Relief

Four hurricanes and two tropical storms later, hard hit areas of Louisiana will be the recipient of an unexpected $1.7 billion in federal hurricane relief dollars. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Gov. John Bel Edwards, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Garret Graves announced the new funding that provided a major infusion to the $600 million previously approved, raising to more than $1 billion the total amount of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery money available for recovery from these storms.

Suppliers, Retailers and Others Call for Improved Seafood Traceability Standards in Canada

March 31, 2022 Global Seafood Alliance

A group of 26 grocery chains, seafood industry stakeholders and experts is calling on the Canadian federal government to create “robust” traceability standards for all seafood sold in Canada.

North American Meat Institute: Grassley-Fischer Bill is Still a Government Mandate on Producers

The North American Meat Institute said the latest version of the Grassley-Fischer government mandate bill is now more onerous and more irrelevant as market driven prices for cattle producers have steadily risen to seven-year highs.

Certified Piedmontese Continues to Give Back to Communities

March 31, 2022 Certified Piedmontese

Certified Piedmontese, America’s largest producer and distributor of Piedmontese beef, continues to give back through donations and support to the communities their operations and employees are involved.

AFE’s Strategic Plan Outlines Priorities for Funding the Future of Floriculture

As the industry continues to adapt to the changing world and new ways of conducting business, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) took the opportunity to also take a deeper look at how they can better support industry members and businesses through their floriculture programs and funding. Through an eight-month Strategic Planning effort, new priorities, goals, and initiatives were identified to provide for continued growth in the industry.