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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Advocacy Group Warns of Food Safety Threat from Imported Chicken
US - Imported Chilean chicken contaminated with dioxin reveals the threat of increased imports, says a consumer advocacy group....
Monday, July 29, 2013
NFU Urges Action to Strengthen Competition in Retail Market
US - National Farmers Union (NFU), along with 37 other organizations, sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, calling for action to strengthen competition in the US rail transportation market....
Senators Introduce Legislation Protecting Livestock Producers
US - Two US senators have introduced legislation that protects the personal information of livestock producers from dissemination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Pilgrim's Pride Pays Fine for Safety Violations
US– The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the De Queen poultry processing plant owned by Pilgrim's Pride a sum of $170,000 due to exposure of farmers to hazardous chemicals....
Thursday, July 25, 2013
NCC's Roenigk Testifies at Subcommittee Hearing on RFS
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Bill Roenigk, has told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), at least for conventional biofuels, is broken...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cal-Maine Settles Egg Antitrust Class Action Claims
US - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle all direct purchaser class claims against the company. ...
Mississippi Poultry Industry Petitions for Road, Bridge Work
US - Chicken trucks are tearing up their roads and bridges, outstripping the resources at hand to maintain them, a common complaint heard from county supervisors....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Wholesale Meat Prices Generally Lower Since June
US - Seasonal changes in meat demand are well established among analysts but this year certain cuts are preserving margins for some wholesalers, writes John D Anderson of the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Agri-Pulse Update: US Farm Bill Sees Progress
ANALYSIS - Agri-Pulse Editor and Publisher Sara Wyant discusses the key events in Washington for the week ending Friday, July 19th. ...
CME: Livestock, Poultry Weights Show Upward Trend
US - Harvest (the more politically-correct term being used these days in place of slaughter) weights are, obviously, a major determinant of meat and poultry supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Auction Company Takes over Townsend Poultry
US - A group led by a California auction company cast the winning bid worth US$5.36 million in a bankruptcy auction for the North Carolina assets of chicken processor, Townsend....
Friday, July 19, 2013
NFU President Discusses International Food Aid Reform
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson participated in a panel discussion about proposed reforms to the US international food aid system. The panel, entitled "Proposed Reforms to US Food Aid: Framing the Debate," was hosted by FoodPolicy.us....
Thursday, July 18, 2013
CME: Near-record for Beef, Pork Prices; New Record for Composite Chicken Prices
US - USDA estimates of retail meat and poultry prices for June, which were released on Monday, indicate a new record for the composite chicken series and near-record for three other key items, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
More Chicken on the Way in US
US - Following several months of historically high prices for chicken, most notably whole birds and chicken breasts, there are indications that the US broiler industry is starting to ramp up production....
NFU: Farmers Need Fair, Functional Markets
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s yesterday (17 July) held a hearing on the Commodity Exchange Act and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)....
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
CME: Broiler Industry Transitions to Actual Output Growth
US - It appears that the broiler industry has now clearly made the shift from "potential" expansion to actual output growth. We have discussed the potential for sharply higher chicken production in these pages on several occasions. It became apparent,...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Chicken Exports During May up in Quantity and Value
US - Chicken exports in May 2013 increased 3.3 per cent in quantity and gained 1.3 per cent in value over a year earlier. Exports totaled 318,196 metric tons valued at $412.12 million this May compared with 307,969 tons valued at $406.82 million in May...
Corn, Soybean Production Prospects Continue to Evolve
US - The corn and soybean markets continue to reflect uncertainty about the potential size of the 2013 US corn and soybean crops, writes Darrel Good....
Monday, July 15, 2013
Pilgrim’s Pride to Cut 200 Jobs
US – US poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride is to cut 200 jobs at its Chattanooga processing plant. ...
Unprecedented Vote Erodes Historic Bipartisan Farm Bill Support
US - The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 on Thursday, 11 July....
Friday, July 12, 2013
Special Report: USDA Data a Bit Bearish for Corn, Soybeans, But Focus Already Back to Weather
ANALYSIS - The US Department of Agriculture on Thursday raised slightly its projected ending stocks figures for corn and soybeans, while slightly lowering wheat stocks, as of the end of their marketing years in 2014, writes Jim Wyckoff, grains analyst....
NFU Opposes Splitting Nutrition Programs from Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to the members of the US House of Representatives urging a vote against the rule and final passage of H.R. 2642, a bill that divorces the nutrition title from the rest of the farm...
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...
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