bacon

Bacon Supplies Are Growing

Dan Pork

Monday, August 20th, will be National Bacon Lovers Day and if you are a bacon lover, there’s some good news. According to USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam, bacon production and supplies are growing now, and could continue to grow next year. Bacon Supplies Are Growing

fmd

Congressman Yoho on Funding for FMD

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

For over two years now, livestock groups have been calling for a stockpile of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines in case of an outbreak. Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) have made it a top priority for the next Farm Bill. During a recent interview, U.S. Congressman and member of the House …

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Coalition Pushing for COOL in NAFTA for Beef and Pork

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The Coalition for a Prosperous America is urging the U.S. to include Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Negotiations. Coalition member, R-CALF, says in a news release that reinstatement of COOL labeling will help U.S. consumers “to find safer food alternatives and will also help to boost domestic agriculture.” R-CALF points …

usda

USDA Looking To Get Rid of Outdated Meat Inspection Regulations

Dan Beef, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

USDA is searching out and looking to eliminate redundant and outdated meat inspection regulations. Gary Crawford has the story. USDA Looking To Get Rid of Outdated Meat Inspection Regulations-1 Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Carmen Rottenberg, talks about one of the reasons why USDA is looking to find and eliminate outdated or redundant regulations. USDA Looking To …

beef exports

Beef Exports “Tremendous” in First Half of 2018

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

Strong June results capped a tremendous first half of 2018 for U.S. beef exports. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. June pork exports were lower than a year ago for the second straight month, but first-half volume and value remained ahead of last year’s pace. Beef muscle cut exports set a new volume record …

smithfield foods

Smithfield Foods Hit with Hefty Penalty in North Carolina

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Pork

A federal jury in North Carolina decided on Friday that Smithfield Foods would have to pay a hefty dollar amount of $473.5 million dollars to neighbors of three of the company’s large hog farms. The neighbors had filed an unreasonable nuisance lawsuit because of odors, flies, and large trucks rumbling down the road. The jury says Smithfield owes the compensation …

argentina

In Argentina, Perdue Welcomes U.S. Pork Back to Market

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

Secretary Sonny Perdue celebrates the reintroduction of U.S. pork into the Argentine market, with U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Edward Prado. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue celebrated the reintroduction of American pork products to the Argentine market after more than 20 years by slicing a ten pound honey baked ham. “The U.S. is the world’s third largest pork producer and …