I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.
The U.S. House has passed a temporary funding bill, one that will avoid a government shutdown for now and helps maintain aid to farmers. The stopgap measure will keep federal agencies fully up and running into December. The final agreement features tens of billions for the Commodity Credit Corporation which supplies aid to farmers and close to eight-billion for nutritional aid. The deal is expected to have smooth sailing in the GOP held Senate, before next Wednesday’s deadline.
General Mills is announcing a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30-percent over the next 10-years. The company saying this would be from farm to fork to landfill. It also says it is committed to a long-term goal of net-zero emission levels by 20-50. In a release, the company says it plans to do this by advancing regenerative agriculture across 1-million acres through the use of cover crops, reduced tillage, diverse crops, biodiversity, and integrating livestock to build soil health.
Uncle Ben’s rice products have a new name “Ben’s Original.” And the company that makes it is also dropping the logo that depicts a Chicago head waiter. It’s part of the company’s previously announced plans to create a more inclusive brand. The new rice products will hit shelves next year. The changes are part of a broader movement around brands and racial stereotypes.
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