The agribosiness industry has been a major source of revenue for agri-businesses across the United States, and now, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that money is drying up.
The report says that since 2016, “the number of farms receiving payments has declined from the nearly 1.5 million farms that were receiving payments in 2016 to just 1.01 million in 2020.”
The report notes that the decline in payments is likely due to several factors, including decreased sales of crops to consumers, as well as the decline of farm operations in recent years due to drought conditions.
A key reason for the decline, the report says, is the fact that farmers have been able to cut their costs by using techniques that allow them to maximize yield while keeping costs down.
But the USDA says that these strategies also pose a risk of food safety issues.
The report, released this week, said that agribu-business owners are facing a growing number of safety and quality issues when it comes to food.
“Many agribuzes have struggled with food safety concerns,” the report states.
“In 2016, food safety incidents were reported at more than 10,000 farm-related facilities, including the U:Farm food supply chain, the U-Foods processing plant, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Inspection Facility, the Agribusity Food Processing Facility, and other facilities.
In addition, some facilities reported unsafe or defective equipment or systems.
The problem is compounded when agribushas employees work on food safety.
More than a dozen states have introduced legislation to make food safety more stringent.
But the USDA is not the only agency with concerns about the food safety of agribUSAs operations. “
Many of these incidents involved food that had been mislabeling,” the FTC report states, “which led to people who were potentially sick and unable to handle food.”
But the USDA is not the only agency with concerns about the food safety of agribUSAs operations.
In 2016, the Federal Reserve also criticized the agricultural industry for its poor food safety record, calling it “not conducive to a safe and healthy food supply.”
Agribusists also have been critical of the USDA for not doing enough to address food safety problems.
According to a 2016 report by the National AgriFood Coalition, the federal agency “has consistently failed to adequately address food-safety issues,” citing the fact that the agency “failed to adopt strong and effective policies to address the most pressing food safety challenges, including over-packing, inadequate refrigeration, and inadequate storage of food in food facilities.”
This has led to concerns among consumers, who are concerned that they will be left out of the loop when it came to safety issues in the food industry.
And the lack of transparency has been one of the biggest concerns among the public.
In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary statement about foodborne outbreaks and contamination on its website.
The agency also stated that it “does not collect data on outbreaks and contaminants.”
“This is a major omission,” a spokesperson for the Food Safety News Alliance told the Washington Post.
“The Food Safety Administration doesn’t have the resources or the tools to keep up with the pace of food recalls.
They are the ones who have to make decisions and make recommendations to Congress.
For consumers, it’s clear the food that comes from their farms is not safe and we have to take that into account when purchasing and cooking food.”