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JBS USA pressed for information on cyberattack, ransom

Chair of House Oversight and Reform Committee says detailed information needed on recent cyberattack in order to legislate effectively on ransomware and cybersecurity
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, says she is “deeply troubled” by the recent cybersecurity attack on JBS USA, as well as the company’s decision to pay the hackers – identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as Russian cybercrime group REvil – $11 million in ransom.
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Nevada passes cage-free egg production law

Utah, Michigan Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all have similar regulations.
Nevada governor Stephen Sisolak has signed into a law a ban on caged egg production by the end of 2024, the Humane Society of the United States announced June 8.
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Allen Harim ordered to address environmental issues

Company agrees to pay $150,340 penalty

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) signed a conciliation order with Allen Harim Foods that requires the poultry company to take actions protective of human health and the environment at its Millsboro and Harbeson facilities.


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USDA offers ways to help small poultry plants

Forms of financial assistance for such facilities are part of Consolidation Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to make sure that small meat and poultry slaughter and processing plants have the chance to succeed, a top agency official said.


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Post-Peterson ag policy priorities will differ in House

Rep. David Scott, the new agriculture committee chairman, represents constituents with very different concerns than those represented by the former chairman
Agricultural policy, at least from the standpoint from the U.S. House of Representatives, is likely to shift to a much more urban perspective with a new House Agriculture Committee chairman, said Ron Elving, senior Washington editor, National Public Radio (NPR).
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NTF chair praises ways turkey industry navigated COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, National Turkey Federation members kept businesses afloat, turkeys healthy and meat cases stocked, Ron Kardel says
When the National Turkey Federation (NTF) adjourned its annual meeting one year ago, its members didn’t realize the challenges the industry would face in the coming year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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