Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Ag groups support change in truck weight limit

March 6, 2013
Ag groups support change in truck weight limit

WASHINGTON — Agricultural groups, including poultry organizations, have endorsed a transportation bill that would permit states to increase truck-weight limits to 97,000 pounds with inclusion of a sixth axle on trucks. The bill — the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (H.R. 612) — was introduced in the 113th Congress by Reps. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and...

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USDA sets interest rates thresholds on guaranteed farm loans

March 6, 2013
USDA sets interest rates thresholds on guaranteed farm loans

WASHINTON — USDA has announced an interim rule that sets thresholds on the interest rates charged by lenders on guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans. The changes will amend guidelines for interest rates and establish new policies that clearly set the maximum interest rate lenders may charge to borrowers. “By providing clear thresholds on...

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Chicken sausage product recalled

March 6, 2013
Chicken sausage product recalled

WASHINGTON — Schmalz’s European Provisions of Springfield, N.J., is recalling approximately 8,424 pounds of chicken and apple sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The product is 12-ounce vacuum packages of “Applegate Organics Chicken and Apple Sausage” with “Use or Freeze By 03/17/13″ on...

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