COMMENT: NSAC Responds to USDA Announcement of Meat Processing Grants

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) with a round of competitive grants to expand meat processing capacity nationwide. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) issued the following comment, attributable to Eric Deeble, NSAC Policy Director, in response to USDA’s announcement.

NSAC Applauds Biden-Harris Administration Release of Action Plan for Fairer Meat and Poultry Supply Chain

“The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) applauds the Administration’s Action Plan. Now is the time for serious reform to restore fairness, transparency, and competition in agriculture and address concentration and consolidation, the structural root of many challenges that farmers, ranchers, and food processors face,” said Eric Deeble, NSAC Policy Director.  

New Fair Competition Rules for Livestock and Poultry Industry Advanced

The Trump Administration took a small step forward toward enhancing farmer protections by introducing a proposed change to language in the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 that deals with undue preference.

Additional Clarity on Animal Raising Label Claims in Time for the New Year

“We are pleased that FSIS has clarified label claim guidelines for the organic label, as well as claims for grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry,” said Kelly Nuckolls, NSAC Policy Specialist.