Coronavirus: Kinks in Food Supply Chain Persist May 5, 2020

    🕔May 5, 2020
    Bloomberg writer Michael Hirtzer reported late last week that, “American beef output is down a lot more than plant closures would have you believe — a sign that slowdowns at facilities will […]

    Coronavirus: Meatpacking Plants Expected to Open in “Days Not Weeks” May 1, 2020

    🕔May 1, 2020
    Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported on Thursday that, “Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he expects meatpacking plants to reopen in ‘days not weeks‘ under President Donald Trump’s executive order invoking the Defense Production Act. Slaughterhouse workers […]

    Coronavirus: Supply Chain Woes Persist After Trump Executive Order Apr 30, 2020

    🕔Apr 30, 2020
    Michael Corkery, David Yaffe-Bellany and Ana Swanson reported in Thursday’s New York Times that, “Ever since slaughterhouses became coronavirus hot spots, the meat industry has been asking the Trump administration for help.” The Times […]

    Tyson Chairman Says Food Chain Is “Breaking,” Trump Orders Plants to Stay Open Apr 29, 2020

    🕔Apr 29, 2020
    Financial Times writer Gregory Meyer reported this week that, “The largest US meat company has warned of shortages for consumers, saying the country’s complex food chain was ‘breaking‘ as Covid-19 spreads to refrigerated packing […]

    Coronavirus: Meat Workers Urge Fed Action As Members Die, Plants Close – DTN Apr 24, 2020

    🕔Apr 24, 2020
    The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called on the White House Coronavirus Task Force to help deal with the growing crisis facing pork producers. Rep. Collin Peterson, […]

    Livestock: JBS – A Decade of $20Bln Spending, Time to Pay the Piper – DTN Jul 3, 2017

    🕔Jul 3, 2017
    Despite the fact that JBS had enjoyed an impressive growth curve through Brazil and parts beyond for more than 50 years, the global meat giant was treated like the new […]

    Livestock: Exports, Domestic Beef Demand Are Top Market Issues – DTN Jan 21, 2016

    🕔Jan 21, 2016
    Livestock exports will likely improve in 2016, but foreign trade and domestic beef demand will be vital issues in 2016, according to experts. DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington said he […]

    Humane Livestock Handling on the Farm – DTN Jan 12, 2015

    🕔Jan 12, 2015
    The livestock industry must continue to improve the treatment of animals despite gains made in humane-handling practices in recent decades, Temple Grandin told attendees at the Farm Bureau annual convention. […]

    Keith Good: Cattle, Hog Futures Surging; Heavy Rains to Hit California Feb 28, 2014

    🕔Feb 28, 2014
    Agricultural Economy Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Tight supplies of U.S. livestock sent cattle futures to a record high Thursday, while hog futures surged to […]

    Keith Good: Farm Bill Moves to Senate; Roll Call Vote Expected Monday Jan 30, 2014

    🕔Jan 30, 2014
    David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Given up for dead just months ago, a new five-year farm bill easily cleared the House Wednesday morning, raising hopes that Congress can send it […]


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