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    Biden admin looks to lower food prices by tackling concentration in the meat industry

    The USDA finalized new standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act to crack down on deceptive contracts and retaliatory practices against livestock producers.

    By March 6, 2024
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    To farm or fabricate? 3D printing’s role in the food industry

    As food production startups begin commercializing 3D-printed seafood, some experts question the viability of the technology in the broader market.

    By Megan Ruggles • March 6, 2024
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    Trendline

    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
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    ‘The nightmare is not over’: Record Texas wildfire devastates cattle industry

    Catastrophic losses are anticipated from the Smokehouse Creek Fire as ranchers begin to assess damage to their land and livestock.

    By March 5, 2024
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    Hormel’s Applegate commits to 100% regenerative agriculture for beef hot dogs

    The move is meant to provide more consistent messaging for consumers, who have found the term "exciting, but confusing."

    By S.L. Fuller • March 5, 2024
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    Massive Texas wildfires could be ‘catastrophic’ for cattle ranchers

    The Smokehouse Creek fire has roared across the panhandle region and is engulfing an area where some towns have "more cattle than people."

    By March 1, 2024
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    New York sues JBS over ‘misleading’ climate claims

    The state's attorney general is accusing the world's largest meatpacker of exploiting consumers by falsely advertising products as sustainable.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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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