Meat


  • Cultured meat company Meatable's founders in a field with cows
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician joins from Grass Fed Farms as the cultivated meat sector looks to overcome mounting consumer resistance and state bans.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 23, 2024
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    5 takeaways from the House farm bill draft

    Lawmakers are split over food assistance and climate-smart agriculture proposals, although farm groups praised Republicans' efforts to boost safety net and trade promotion funding.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
  • A migrant worker harvests organic zucchini on a farm in Colorado.
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    USDA wants to make it easier for farms to go organic

    The department is investing an extra $10 million to expand market opportunities and help producers transition their operations.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the US culture wars

    Alabama and Florida banned products made from animal cells, playing into claims that lab-grown meat is a threat to livestock farming.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 20, 2024
  • A group of brown cows with yellow tags on their ears stand in a pasture
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    Cattle rebuilding unlikely as high interest rates and costs stick around

    Despite improving pasture conditions, farmers continue to sell off their herds, pushing up prices and compressing margins for meat giants like Tyson Foods.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Grass-fed beef demand is on the rise. Can supply keep up?

    Although consumer appetite for the label is increasing, cost constraints and environmental questions have prevented a production expansion.

    By S.L. Fuller , May 14, 2024
  • A Cargill sign is seen at the entrance of a parking lot where cars sit.
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    Cargill sells California beef plant to Central Valley Meat

    The state's largest beef producer aims to retain as many of the Fresno facility's 880 employees as possible.

    By May 10, 2024
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    FDA wins turf battle over regulation of gene-edited meat

    The agency will spearhead the review process to bring GMO animals to market in consultation with USDA. 

    By May 8, 2024
  • People working at a chicken factory.
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    California poultry processors will pay over $5M to resolve overtime, child labor allegations

    The Department of Labor called it “one of the largest wage violation settlements ever reached" for domestic poultry workers.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 8, 2024
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    Tyson Foods posts mixed earnings as chicken shows momentum

    Executives issued a cautious outlook for the rest of the fiscal year due to higher commodity costs and demand uncertainty.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Monogram Foods taps Kellogg veteran as supply chain head

    Larry Elliott will oversee company operations at the snack food company months after it was fined for illegally employing children at a meatpacking plant. 

    By Alejandra Salgado • April 30, 2024
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    US tests ground beef from grocery stores amid bird flu concerns

    Expanded testing comes as Colombia imposes beef trade restrictions over the outbreak in dairy cows.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Billionaire Batista brothers reinstated to JBS board

    The shareholder vote affirms the controversial siblings' return to power at the world's largest meat producer. 

    By April 29, 2024
  • Package of plant-based ground beef are seen in a grocery aisle
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    Deep Dive

    Is plant-based meat more sustainable? Experts question the data

    Researchers have struggled to replicate life-cycle assessments commissioned from companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, and are calling for more transparency.

    By Nithin Coca • April 24, 2024
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    ADM’s suspended CFO to resign amid accounting scandal

    Vikram Luthar — who was placed on a forced leave in January — will assist the company and be paid his base salary until his resignation is effective on Sept. 30.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • April 23, 2024
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    Defend the flock: Bird flu outbreak prompts calls for biosecurity assessments on chicken farms

    As avian influenza spreads to an increasing number of species, experts worry it could create even more transmission pathways for the virus to infiltrate commercial poultry operations.

    By April 22, 2024
  • A herd of cattle stand under a smoke filled sky.
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    Cattle rancher sues utilities firms for alleged role in devastating Texas wildfires

    A class action suit seeks to "recover the billions of dollars in losses" for farmers impacted by the Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest in state history.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Industry groups urge USDA to reverse cancellation of critical livestock reporting

    The department also ended a cotton survey as well as county-level crop reports and estimates, citing budgetary constraints.

    By April 18, 2024
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    USDA predicts lower crop prices for key commodities in 2024

    Reduced returns for corn and soybeans come as the department predicts higher prices for cattle and poultry.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Consumers trading down to less expensive meat: survey

    Data from retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° found 43% of consumers are cooking dishes with less meat because of high grocery costs.

    By Chris Casey • April 10, 2024
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    Case Foods, Mountaire settle wage-fixing claims for a combined $22M

    The poultry processors were allegedly part of a conspiracy to suppress worker pay while the industry reaped record profits.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Grocers lose billions in meat sales as mass retailers gain market share

    Millennials have fueled the shift to supercenters, according to new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • April 8, 2024
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    Cal-Maine ceases operations at Texas facility after bird flu detected

    The nation’s largest egg producer depopulated nearly 2 million birds as a result of the outbreak as cases now mount in U.S. dairy herds.

    By April 3, 2024
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    After collapse of Cooks Venture, chicken farmers look for answers

    Poultry growers face stress and financial hardship from the sudden closure of an Arkansas-based company. State intervention made things worse, they say.

    By April 3, 2024
  • Chickens roam and scratch around in a farm.
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    Cooks Venture tried to raise chickens better. Then 1M birds were killed.

    Arkansas farmers were left to pick up the pieces following the unexpected closure of a poultry company known for its free-range chickens. 

    By April 2, 2024