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FDA Asks For Voluntary Cutback on Subtheurapeutic Antibiotic Use in Animals

posted on December 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

FDA Asks For Voluntary Cutback on Subtheurapeutic Antibiotic Use in Animals
FDA asks pharmaceutical companies to stop selling sub therapeutic doses of antibiotics for animal production. Full Story

Smithfield Shareholders Approve Shuanghui Deal

posted on September 26, 2013 at 5:01 PM

The deal, which is expected to close Thursday, will be the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, valued at about $7.1 billion including debt Full Story

Big shareholder concedes on Smithfield deal

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s largest shareholder says it will vote in favor of a proposed takeover by a Chinese meat producer after failing to find an alternative bidder. Full Story

China's Top Butcher tries to sell U.S. on takeover

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

At an age when most Chinese executives are long retired, the country's top hog butcher is taking on a daunting new job persuading Americans to allow him to complete China's biggest takeover of a U.S. company. Full Story

China's Shuanghui In $4.7B Deal For Smithfield

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The companies put the deal's total value at about $7.1 billion, including debt. Smithfield's stock will no longer be publicly traded once the deal closes. Full Story

Drought Pushes Pork Prices

posted on September 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Drought Pushes Pork Prices
The great drought of 2012 is making a significant impact on livestock producers. A small harvest is driving up prices that will likely remain high after rain begins to fall. Full Story

EPA Ramps Up Aerial Survey's of CAFO's

posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM

EPA Ramps Up Aerial Survey's of CAFO's
More than one-hundred farmers and ranchers gathered in Nebraska cattle country this week for an informational meeting with regional officials from the Environmental Protection Agency. Full Story

Pork Exports Rocket Up, Look Promising in 2012

posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Pork Exports Rocket Up, Look Promising in 2012
U.S. pork producers had a banner year in 2011 and could be headed down that same path again in 2012, according to recent USDA data. Full Story

Stocks-To-Use For Corn and Soybeans Remain Historically Tight

posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Stocks-To-Use For Corn and Soybeans Remain Historically Tight
The Department of Agriculture kept domestic corn and soybean ending stock numbers steady while cutting wheat carryout modestly in the March WASDE report. Full Story

USDA Says 2011 Beef, Pork Exports Hit Record High

posted on February 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

A government report says U.S. beef and pork exports hit record highs last year because of stronger demand, particularly in Asian countries. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Wednesday that beef exports totaled 2.79 billion pounds in 2011, up 21... Full Story

McDonald's Asks Producers to Stop Using Hog Crates

posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

   DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says it will requireits U.S. pork suppliers to provide plans by May to phase out theuse of stalls that confine pregnant sows.     The Humane Society of the United States is... Full Story

Secretary Vilsack Talks Trade and the Economy in the Corn Belt

posted on February 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Secretary Vilsack Talks Trade and the Economy in the Corn Belt
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack carried President Obama’s State of the Union message of economic recovery to the heart of theCorn Beltthis week. Full Story

Trade deals move closer to ratification

posted on October 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Trade deals move closer to ratification
At the beginning of the week, President Obama submitted a trio of unilateral trade deals with Columbia, Panama, and South Korea to Congress for ratification. Full Story

Muslim Suit Riles Ohio Pork Industry

posted on October 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A decision by Ohio officials to remove allpork products from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Musliminmates is not sitting well with the state's pork producers... Full Story

Germany: E. coli patients continue to rise

posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

BERLIN (AP) - The number of people sickened by a mysterious strain of E coli in Europe is still rising more than a month after it was first detected, but officials say there are now signs the bacterial outbreak responsible for at least 18 deaths... Full Story
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