Salmonella in Raw Chicken Products and Ag Lending Boosted
**Seven legacy family farms and ranches of 150 years or older, have been honored for their historic and continuing service to agriculture.
Three inductees recognized by the California Agricultural Heritage Club were the Steamboat Acres farm in Courtland, established in 1848, the Dudley Ranch in Tulare County, started in 1871, and the Hindley Ranch in Humboldt County, founded in 1872.
Other honorees include Solano and Merced County Farm Bureaus, established in 1915 and 17.
**The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced it will declare Salmonella as a contaminant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says, this is an important first step in launching a broader initiative to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry in the U.S.
The move means FSIS will be able to ensure highly contaminated products that could make people sick aren’t sold to consumers.
**Larger loans continued to boost lending activity in the second quarter of 2022 while farm loan interest rates edged higher.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says the volume of non-real estate agricultural loans grew steadily alongside an increase in the number and average size of loans.
Interest rates remained historically low but continued to increase in recent quarters and on nearly all types of farm loans as benchmark rates continue rising.