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Friday, July 12, 2013
COOL Lawsuit Another Delaying Tactic, Says NFU
US - A lawsuit was filed by eight US and Canadian packer and packer-producer organizations to prevent implementation of the strengthened Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) rule....
Thursday, July 11, 2013
CME: Meat, Poultry Demand Strong Through May
US - When it comes to the issue of meat and poultry demand these days, we are reminded of the old adage to not look a gift horse in the mouth. The gift horse, in this case, is demand itself which, by our measures appears strong through May, write Steve...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
NFU Board Stands Strong: Do Not Split Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, acting in its capacity as the organization’s Legislative Committee, voted unanimously to maintain its long-time position on keeping farm programs and nutrition assistance as a single, comprehensive...
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
NFU Board Passes Resolution Deriding Farm Bill Inactivity
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors passed a resolution last night highlighting the organization’s disappointment in the US House of Representatives’ failure to pass a comprehensive, five-year farm bill last month, and urging...
Pilgrim’s Pride in $2.5m Settlement after Employee Death
US - The Dallas personal injury attorneys of Grossman Law Offices have settled a dispute with Pilgrim's Pride Corporation for a total of $2,500,000 following the death of James Bynum at Pilgrim's Mount Pleasant, Texas plant. ...
Poultry Growth Resumes in Delaware
US - Customer demand is driving growth at Mountaire Farms, leading the biggest chicken producer in Delaware to expand its Millsboro hatchery by more than a third in square footage....
NFU and Coalition Urge Congress to Pass New Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of 532 agriculture, conservation, rural development, finance, forestry, energy and crop insurance companies and organizations sent a letter to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, urging for the...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Splitting Farm, Nutrition Programs is 'Recipe to Kill the Bill'
US - Following the recent failure of the 2013 Farm Bill in the US House of Representatives, there have been suggestions by several Congressmen who voted down the bill about splitting farm programs from nutrition programs, creating two separate bills....
Monday, July 01, 2013
Special Report: Bearish USDA Corn Acreage Estimate Weakens Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - US "new-crop" December corn futures fell to a 12-month low of $5.11 a bushel Friday after the US Department of Agriculture unexpectedly raised its estimate of US corn plantings this spring, writes Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst. ...
Livestock, Poultry Groups Urge Congress to Repeal RFS
US - Following an announcement by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that they have introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuels Standard Repeal Act, (S. 1195) the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National...
Future of House Farm Bill Uncertain; Programs to Expire Without Legislation
US - Congress can avoid the expiration of 37 farm programs that will result from not passing a new or expended farm policy if lawmakers enact legislation before the 30 September end of the current fiscal year. ...
Corn, Soybean Market Prospects Following USDA Reports
US - The USDA’s 1 June "Grain Stocks" and "Acreage" reports contained estimates that were generally as expected for soybeans, but both reports contained surprises for corn. The estimates were friendly for old crop price prospects, but negative for...
Friday, June 21, 2013
NFU 'Deeply Disappointed' in House Failure to Pass Farm Bill
US - The NFU has expressed its disappointment following the US House of Representatives failure to pass the 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act. ...
House Blocks Farm Bill
US - The US House of Representatives has failed to pass the House version of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
NFU Urges Ag Committee Leadership to Continue Defending PLC
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson praising the existing Price Loss Coverage (PLC) provisions in the committee’s...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Anticipating USDA June Stocks and Acreage Reports
US - On 28 June, the USDA will release the 1 June "Grain Stocks" and June "Acreage" reports that will set the tone for both old and new crop corn and soybean prices. These reports have the potential to provide large surprises, writes Darrel Good....
Monday, June 17, 2013
Alabama's Poultry Industry under Fire
US - Alabama's broiler industry is currently being criticised by social activist groups and a former USDA inspector....
Friday, June 14, 2013
NFU Applauds Speaker Boehner’s Farm Bill Support
US - There have been reports that Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner, R-Ohio, will support the 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act....
Thursday, June 13, 2013
NFU and JA Zenchu Statement on TPP Negotiations
US - Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union (NFU) president, and Akira Banzai, president of Japan’s Zenchu, the Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives (JA Zenchu), met on Tuesday, 11 June, in Washington and signed a joint statement regarding the...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
NFU Congratulates Senate on Passage of Farm Bill
US - The US Senate passed the Agriculture, Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 by a vote of 66-27....
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Corn Production Difficult to Anticipate
US - The corn market appears to be having difficulty anticipating the likely size of the 2013 US crop. Over the past three weeks, December 2013 corn futures have traded from a low of $5.12 to a high of $5.735 as production expectations continue to unfold,...
NFU Submits Comments on Japan’s Inclusion in TPP
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments to the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) in response to the inclusion of Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement negotiations....
Monday, June 10, 2013
Poultry Plant Reopened Last Year Closes
US - An Arkansas poultry plant that opened a year ago has been shut down. ...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
NFU Calls on Senate to Advance Farm Bill; Hopeful in Final Stretch
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to all members of the US Senate following Majority Leader Reid’s filing for a cloture vote on S. 954, the Agriculture, Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, late Tuesday (4 June)....
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Tyson Foods Acquires Circle Foods
US - US poultry processor Tyson Foods has acquired Circle Foods, a producer of frozen and refrigerated handheld Mexican foods, uncooked tortillas and Indian flatbreads, from Claridge. ...
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