Vidalia Onion Recall and CPI Increase Highest Since 1981
**A&M Farms of Lyons has voluntarily recalled select Vidalia onions because of potential contamination with listeria, that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Georgia Farm Bureau reports, the onions were sold June 22 – 24 at Publix stores in Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Oconee and Walton counties.
The recalled Little Bear onions were also available in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.
**House Ag Chair David Scott announced the intention to introduce a bill to help small family farmers and address the national crisis in our nation’s beef supply chain.
The bill creates a new program that strengthens the federal safety net and makes insurance products work better for small cattle producers.
The second pillar establishes a grant program at USDA to help small farmers and ranchers and producer-owned cooperatives.
**The Consumer Price Index increased 1.3% in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after May’s 1% rise.
Over the last 12 months, the all-items index increased 9.1% before seasonal adjustment.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the increase was broad-based, with the indexes for gas, shelter, and food being the largest contributors.
The 9.1% increase was the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1981.