Meat


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    Pilgrim’s Pride posts upbeat sales as chicken market rebounds

    The processor is gearing up for growth as bird flu pushes up export demand and higher beef prices in the U.S. position poultry as an affordable alternative. 

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Company that used children to clean slaughterhouses faces restraining order

    Federal investigators found children working night shifts for a sanitation contractor that does business with Perdue Farms and Seaboard Triumph Foods.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Smithfield names company insider to oversee hog production

    Kraig Westerbeek helped launch the pork processor's efforts to convert methane from manure into renewable energy.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Meati Foods shuffles C-suite amid layoffs

    Recently appointed CFO Phil Graves will take over as CEO as the company reduces its workforce by 13%.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Cargill fined for underpaying cattle sellers due to faulty cameras

    The company owed $12.5 million for inaccurate carcass readings at four processing plants for several months, according to the USDA.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    US closer to identifying bird flu vaccine, Vilsack says

    A campaign to inoculate poultry flocks, however, is likely to lead to thorny trade issues, according to the Secretary of Agriculture.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Food inflation declines in January but remains a potent force

    Grocers have been working to demonstrate to shoppers that they have taken steps to help make a trip to the supermarket more affordable.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Congress must act on Prop 12 to avoid ‘chaos in the marketplace’: Vilsack

    The Agriculture Secretary expressed doubt that lawmakers could effectively tackle the issue without running into difficult questions about states' rights.

    By , Feb. 16, 2024
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    ‘Completely misguided’: How the cultivated meat industry is responding to legislative backlash

    State lawmakers around the country have introduced laws to prohibit the sale of the alternative protein, but proponents of the namesake product say their tactics are unconstitutional.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Controversial Batista brothers rejoin Pilgrim’s Pride board of directors

    The duo left the chicken processor's board in 2017 amid ties to a vast corruption scandal in Brazil.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Tyson rejects shareholder call for audit into child labor allegations

    Critics have accused the meat and poultry processing giant of not taking the claims, which are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, seriously enough.

    By Chris Casey • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Cargill buys 2 meat plants from grocer Ahold Delhaize

    The chain said it elected to transfer ownership of the facilities to the meat processor to “increase our focus on being leading omnichannel retailers.”

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 13, 2024
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    FDA to withdraw policy on animal feed additives, slashing red tape for startups

    As new companies develop breakthroughs to tackle climate change, the agency is streamlining the process to bring those innovations to market.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    USDA predicts major drop in farm income for 2024

    Higher production expenses, combined with lower commodity prices and government payments, will likely create headwinds for producers.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Opinion

    The Farm Bill provides a rare conservation opportunity. Let’s not waste it.

    Climate-smart agriculture should be top priority in congressional negotiations. Here's why.

    By Valerie J. Stull and Margaret Krome • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Judge rules part of Massachusetts pork law ‘unconstitutional’

    A federal court in Boston ordered a portion of the law to be severed, allowing the rest to survive a legal challenge by Triumph Foods and industry stakeholders.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    USDA Organic changes are coming. What will it mean for farmers and consumers?

    Large amendments aimed at enhancing recordkeeping and defining outdoor rules for livestock and poultry will take effect in March.

    By Lydia Noyes • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Cattle inventory shrinks to lowest in 73 years, stoking fears of price hikes

    Despite the historically low numbers, the supply at U.S. feedlots is up 2% from 2023, allowing for some immediate relief.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    USDA offers online payment tool for farm loan borrowers

    The new online option will give farmers and ranchers an alternative to making payments by phone, mail or visits to a USDA office.

    By James Pothen • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Tyson signals ‘bold actions’ are working amid beef headwinds

    After several plant closures last year, more cost-cutting could be on the horizon as the CEO says “everything remains on the table.”

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Hormel Foods names new supply chain executive

    Steve Lykken will take over as group vice president of supply chain, replacing the retiring Mark Coffey.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Cargill lays off more than 100 workers from Nashville meat plant

    The Minnesota-based company says it will relocate some production to Nebraska and Texas as it optimizes its manufacturing footprint.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Agriculture outlook 2024: What to expect in the year ahead

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

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Bird flu roils poultry industry, raising concern over egg prices ahead of Easter

    More than 2 million birds were killed in California over the last month as producers across the globe struggle once again to control the rapid spread of the virus.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Covenant Logistics to double size of poultry trucking fleet in 2024

    The parent company of Lew Thompson is bullish on the poultry hauling business, even after a challenging winter.

    By Colin Campbell • Jan. 30, 2024