Vilsack Won't Compromise on Mexico Corn Ban and National Chicken Council Update
**After a speech at the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said there will be no compromise when it comes to Mexico’s plan to ban imports of genetically modified yellow corn.
Vilsack said if Mexico doesn’t agree to withdraw its import ban, the White House will push the USMCA on trade rules.
Vilsack told Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador he won’t be able to find enough non-GMO corn to feed the country’s livestock sector.
**Clean Fuels Alliance America members testified during the EPA’s “Public Hearing on RFS Standards for 2023-2025.”
Clean Fuels CEO Donnell Rehagen says, this proposed rule significantly undercounts existing biomass-based diesel production and fails to provide growth for investments the industry has already made.
Rehagen says EPA committed to promoting homegrown fuels but failed to follow through.
**The National Chicken Council has developed an update to its 23-year-old Broiler Welfare Guidelines and Audit Checklist to help poultry producers show consumers that all birds were being treated with respect and properly cared for.
The new guidelines include identifying Key Welfare Indicators, whistleblower protection, an additional focus on training for proper handling, a more streamlined auditing process, and an increased focus on bird behavior, objective measures, and welfare outcomes.