“Essential employees” kept the economy from totally tanking during the past year, often leaving the impression that the coronavirus made these jobs among the most dangerous.   

Meat and poultry production plant work, especially in spring of 2020, was seen as among the most dangerous as localized outbreaks caused temporary closures
Continue Reading Meat and poultry industry says its tactics worked to keep employees safer than most as pandemic went on

A new report by the Inspector General for USDA has only one Constitutionally- suspect argument for use by Congressional opponents of moving some federal jobs to the Kansas City area.  Some transferred positions involve food safety-related research positions.

Under his own authority, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is about to
Continue Reading New IG report is likely just a speed bump on USDA’s road to Kansas City

Consumers buying pricey organic produce would likely be upset if they knew the imported fruits and vegetables they pay premium prices for are sometimes doused with chemicals when they reach the United States.

A new report by USDA’s Inspector General looks at the National Organic Program’s international “arrangements and agreements”
Continue Reading Inspector General again finds weaknesses in organic imports