eggs

Easter Eggs for Your Basket Will be a Bit Higher This Year

Dan Field Crops, Industry News Release, Poultry

Higher retail prices for several foods including eggs, orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar and vegetable oil resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey showed the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $51.05, up $1.02 …

meat exports

Meat Exports on the Rise for U.S.

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Last week, President Trump requested a three-year extension of trade promotion authority, but the request comes amid growing concerns over the direction of the administration’s trade policy. And despite what we are hearing about trade issues, USDA is projecting that U.S. meat exports will rise this year just as production rises. Gary Crawford has the story. U.S. Meat Exports on …

slaughterhouses

Agri View: Elimination of Slaughterhouses

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Everett Griner talks about eliminating slaughterhouses not such a good idea in today’s Agri View. Elimination of Slaughterhouses It is a very large group of people who don’t like the way animals are processed for food. In other words, they want to do away with slaughterhouses. That is a term that has a very wide identification. You don’t process chickens …

south korea

South Korea Adopts New Poultry Import Policy

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture has adopted a new regionalization policy that is good news for the U.S. poultry and egg industry. The new policy prevents a countrywide ban on U.S. exports to Korea in the event of a future finding of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Should a case be found in the future, only exports from each affected …

farm bureau

Farm Bureau Praises Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic, Poultry

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The American Farm Bureau supports USDA’s decision to withdraw the misguided Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule. Livestock health and well-being is a priority for all farmers and ranchers. We rely on trained professionals, including animal scientists, nutritionists and veterinarians, to ensure the health and safety of …

usda

USDA Trims Red Meat Production Numbers

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Pork, Poultry

USDA slightly reduced its projections for red meat and poultry production in 2018. The forecast is slightly lower than last month, primarily due to a drop in beef production, which will more than offset increased pork and turkey production. The latest World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates Report says broiler production remains unchanged. USDA sees lower cattle slaughter and weights, …

usad

USDA Projecting Strong Red Meat, Poultry Exports

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

In spite of a strong U.S. dollar, the USDA is projecting red meat and poultry exports= to rise steadily over the next decade. The trade website, Meating Place Dot Com, says steady global economic growth, especially in developing economies, will drive foreign demand from the U.S. market. After dropping in the early part of this decade, beef exports should begin …