Salmonella in raw chicken products and stimulated agricultural loans
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your agribusiness update.
** Seven legacy family farms and ranches 150 years or older were honored for their historic and continued service to agriculture.
Three inductees recognized by the California Agricultural Heritage Club were Steamboat Acres in Courtland, established in 1848, Dudley Ranch in Tulare County, established in 1871, and Hindley Ranch in Humboldt County, established in 1872.
Other winners include the Solano County and Merced County Agricultural Bureaus, established in 1915 and 17.
**The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that it will declare Salmonella as a contaminant in raw breaded and stuffed chicken products.
According to Assistant Secretary Tom Vilsack, this is an important first step in launching a broader initiative to reduce Salmonella disease associated with poultry in the United States.
This decision means that FSIS will be able to ensure that highly contaminated products that could make people sick are not sold to consumers.
** Larger loans continued to drive lending activity in the second quarter of 2022, while agricultural loan interest rates rose slightly.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City reports that the volume of non-real estate agricultural loans has grown steadily along with an increase in the number and average size of loans.
Interest rates have remained historically low, but have continued to rise in recent quarters and on nearly all types of agricultural loans as benchmark rates continue to rise.