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Surrounded by thousands of acres of high-dollar vineyards, California officials and agricultural leaders brought in producers and perspectives from around the country on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12 to highlight the importance of adapting climate-smart farming practices to help build resiliency against increasingly extreme weather events.

A U.S. District Court Judge in South Carolina has issued an injunction against the Trump Administration’s delay of the Clean Water Act —is now the law in 26 states.

Supply pressures continue to build in beef markets. Large beef supplies are weighing on markets and the challenge may grow moving into the summer doldrums between July 4 and Labor Day. However, relative fed cattle supplies are expected to tighten in the third quarter.

Worldwide, beef trade this year has been impressive. For April, the U.S. and Australia lead the way regarding gains in tonnage of beef sold compared to a year ago. In terms of value, the U.S. remained the top exporter of beef and variety meats.

With the purchase of National Beef by Marfrig, the question of global acquisition of U.S. food supply is again raised. Is it getting out of hand?